Keystone indecision spurs TransCanada to study rail alternative

TransCanada Corp. is taking steps to use rail to ship Alberta oil sands crude across the U.S. border to reach the completed southern section of Keystone XL, a move that amounts to an end-run around the Obama administration’s continuing delays on the controversial pipeline.While presidential approval is required for a pipeline crossing an international boundary, shipping Canadian oil to U.S. markets by rail requires no green light from U.S. President Barack Obama.

via Keystone indecision spurs TransCanada to study rail alternative – The Globe and Mail.

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