Keystone XL necessity questioned
In 2008, TransCanada first started paperwork for the 1,700 mile TransCanada pipeline, which was intended to bring Canadian oil sands and oil from North Dakota and Montana to market. The project has been derailed for several years because of climate-change and environmental concerns. Other oil companies in the state, while still supportive of Keystone XL, are finding other ways to transport their oil, including transporting oil via railroad and other pipelines that don’t require permitting from Canada. The project, if completed, would move approximately 730,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada to Texas for export. Read more from the National Journal.