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TransCanada will look to rail if controversial Keystone XL pipeline not approved
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 4:24 PM EST
The chief executive of TransCanada says if the Obama administration doesn't approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline his company will look to build rail terminals in Alberta and Oklahoma.
TransCanada CEO Russ Girling said Thursday pipelines are "by far a safer alternative" to oil trains but says if customers want him to build rail terminals he will. He's in discussions with oil and rail companies.
Concerns have been raised about the increasing use of rail to transport oil throughout North America. In July, 47 people were killed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when an oil train derailed and exploded.