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Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline Awarded Two of Three Permits
The Army Corps of Engineers has approved two of the three necessary permits to build the southern leg of the 1,700 mile Keystone XL pipeline. The southern leg would transport crude from Cushing, Okla., to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.
The approved permits came from the Gulf Coast and Tulsa districts. Approval from the Fort Worth, Texas, district is still needed before construction may begin.
The future of the controversial northern leg, which would run from Canada to Oklahoma, is currently under review by the State Department. A congressional directive to approve the project was being considered along with the recently passed surface transportation bill, but was ultimately not included in the final legislation.
Article Date: 2012-07-02
Source: Associated Equipment Distributors
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