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After a decade of struggle, Keystone XL may be sold for scrap

1 month ago   |   By Grist

After 12 embattled years of approval, cancellation, and re-approval, Keystone XL may be done for good. President Biden rescinded the permit for the pipeline via executive order on his first day in office, delivering a long-fought victory to anti-pipeline activists.
The current Keystone pipeline carries oil from the Alberta tar sands in Canada to refineries in Louisiana and Texas. The Alberta tar sands are known for being particularly bad for the climate - emissions from oil extracted there are about 14 percent worse, on average, than a typical barrel of oil. The proposed expansion of the...
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USD/CAD licks its wounds near April 2018 low as Biden revokes Keystone XL oil pipeline permit

1 month ago   |   By FXCM

USD/CAD consolidates recent losses, the heaviest in three weeks that refreshed multi-month low.
US President Joe Biden confirms revocation of Keystone XL oil pipeline permit in his first executive order.
BOC's cautious optimism, upbeat GDP forecast joined US dollar weakness to favor the bulls earlier.
Second-tier Canadian data, ECB and WTI moves can offer intermediate direction but Biden's first actions will be the key.
USD/CAD stays heavy near the fresh 33-month low, flashed the previous day, while easing to 1.2635 during the early Asian session on Thursday. In doing so, the quote pays a...
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