Canadian energy regulator the National Energy Board (NEB) has approved TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd.’s request to begin winter clearing work on the North Spread of its Keystone XL Project.

“Further pipeline construction would be subject to NEB approval of other condition compliance submissions,” according to a press release by the NEB which makes it clear this is a work start permit for site clearing only, limited to the North Spread area.
Looking back at Keystone XL in Canada

On February 27, 2009, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd. applied to the NEB to build and operate the Keystone XL Pipeline, a 36-inch pipeline that would ship approximately 700,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Alberta to the United States.
The C...


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