For some in oil industry, debate turns to whether Keystone XL pipeline is still needed

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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — With the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline more uncertain than ever, some in the oil industry question whether the highly controversial project is still needed.

The project, which would carry 830,000 barrels of heavy crude through Nebraska on a daily basis, has become the most scrutinized and debated underground pipeline project since it was first proposed five years ago.

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