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Ottawa gives nod to west-to-east oil pipeline

Pipeline could benefit Irving refinery in Saint John

Massive trucks haul oil-laden sand in Alberta Tar Sands.

Massive trucks haul oil-laden sand in Alberta Tar Sands.

CBC News/The Canadian Press, Feb 2, 2013

The federal government is firming up its support of two projects that would see oil from Alberta piped to Atlantic Canada.

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said he gave a tentative nod to one proposal in a meeting with industry giant Irving Oil. Read the rest of this entry