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>> They Keystone pipeline shutdown on Thursday after leaking 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota, just four days before the state's neighbor to the South Nebraska was due to make a decision on expanding the pipeline. TransCanada, the owner of the pipeline said in a statement that it discovered the leak on Thursday morning after systems detected a drop in pressure, and that it was working with authorities as it investigates the cause.
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The southern leg of the system that runs to the Gulf Coast remains open. The Nebraska Public Service Commission was due to announce its decision on whether to expand the Keystone XL pipeline on Monday. Opponents of that expansion seized on the spill, saying it highlighted the risks posed by the XL project.
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>> We'll see if we can get that pipeline built.>> President Trump has made Keystone XL a key plank in his energy policy and handed TransCanada a federal permit in March, reversing former President Obama's decision to reject the line on environmental grounds after years of study. A rejection of the route would dim the chances the project gets built and would be a setback for both Trump and the Canadian energy sector.