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Enbridge to spend $3.8 billion on pipeline work

Pipeline builder Enbridge Inc. is investing nearly $4 billion in a new round of construction that will increase the flow of Canadian oil sands crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Enbridge, Canada's largest transporter of crude, said Tuesday it will expand its Flanagan South Pipeline from Flanagan, Illinois to Cushing, Oklahoma to a 36-inch (.9-meter) diameter line with a capacity of 585,000 barrels per day.

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Native Americans worry pipeline will disturb ancestor graves

Source: 
The Associated Press

As President Barack Obama pushes to fast-track an oil pipeline from Oklahoma south to the Gulf Coast, an American Indian tribe that calls the oil hub home worries the route might disrupt sacred sites holding the unmarked graves of their ancestors, The Associated Press reports.

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Pipeline timetable not affected by Obama urgency

Source: 
Bloomberg

TransCanada officials tell Bloomberg that the timetable for the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, being given expedited treatment by President Obama, already is on track to start construction as early as June and so the new urgency will not speed things up.

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Gallup Poll: Majority favor Canada-to-Texas pipeline

Source: 
The Hill

Gallup discloses the latest poll on approval of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas: 57 percent of Americans say they favor approval of the project, while 29 percent said they are opposed, The Hill reports.

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Northern leg key to Canadian pipeline, proponents argue

Canadian proponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline applauded Barack Obama's directive on Thursday to expedite the approval process for the southern leg of the pipeline. They also urged the U.S. president to approve the northern leg.

Obama directed federal agencies to expedite a 485-mile (780-kilometer) line from Oklahoma to refineries on Texas' Gulf Coast that would remove a critical bottleneck in the U.S. oil transportation system, backing a segment of the larger Keystone XL project that he rejected earlier this year.

Hopes for gas pipeline in Alaska could bring back good times

Source: 
Financial Times

 Backers of a proposal for a new Alaska pipeline to carry natural gas to the state's south coast to a new liquefaction plant hold out hope for a return to the state's boom times, the Financial Times reports.

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Obama to call for speeding southern portion of Keystone pipeline

Source: 
USA Today

An administration official tells USA Today that President Obama on Thursday will call for a fast-track construction of the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which unlike the northern portion that he blocked can go ahead without federal approval

Federal staff clears environmental aspects of Northeast pipeline

Source: 
The New York Times

A proposed natural gas pipeline opposed by groups in New York and New Jersey has won the endorsement of staff from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which must decide on the  $850 million project, The New York Times reports.

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George W. Bush: Keystone XL pipeline a no-brainer

Source: 
Bloomberg

Former President George W. Bush, in a conference speech, called approving the controversial  Keystone XL pipeline a "no-brainer" that will help the private sector grow, Bloomberg reports.

Chesapeake announces Ohio pipeline

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

Chesapeake Energy announced plans to build a $900 million pipeline system in eastern Ohio, a thriving oil-and-gas producing region, to facilitate transport of natural gas from the Utica Shale.

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