Keystone XL won’t fuel oilsands growth in Alberta, says U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department says TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline won’t have a significant impact on Alberta’s oilsands development, a finding that might make it easier for the White House to approve the controversial project.

A State Department official told reporters that the pipeline isn’t likely to significantly impact the rate of development of the oilsands or the demand for heavy crude oil in the United States.

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