TransCanada starts Keystone XL pipeline in Texas

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:07 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

HOUSTON (AP) — TransCanada on Wednesday started delivering oil through the Texas portion of a proposed cross-border pipeline that has stirred controversy and tension between the United States and its northern neighbor.

TransCanada began delivering oil from a hub in Cushing, Okla., to customers in Nederland, Texas, early Wednesday, Alex Pourbaix, president of energy and oil pipelines, said at a news conference. The company expects to complete a smaller pipeline that will transport oil from Nederland to refineries near Houston later this year.

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