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  • U.S. Senate heads for vote on Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday will send a bill to the desk of President Barack Obama. Backers of the bill in the 100- seat Senate need 60 votes to prevent a filibuster by opponents. The Senate is expected to vote as early as 6:15 p.m. ET on the TransCanada Corp pipeline, which would transport...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate scrambled on Monday to gather votes to pass a bill that authorizes the project to help send Canadian oil to the U.S. With her chamber stuck at 59 votes in favor of Keystone XL, Senator Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, worked hard to gather one last vote needed to pass a bill that the House of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate on Monday scrambled to gather votes to pass a bill that authorizes the project to help send Canadian oil to the U.S. With her chamber stuck at 59 votes for Keystone XL, Senator Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, worked hard to gather one last vote needed to pass a bill that the House of...

  • House of Representatives on Friday approved the pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast, and the Senate is expected to consider it on Tuesday. The 45 Republicans in the Senate need to find 15 Democrats to join them in voting for the pipeline in order to send the bill to Obama. "It's within a vote or two," Dick Durbin, the...

  • House of Representatives approved the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, but a similar measure struggled to get enough support in the Senate and President Barack Obama indicated he might use his veto if the bill does get through Congress. House lawmakers were confident the Senate would follow suit and pass its version of the bill. The bill's sponsor, Republican...

  • U.S. House set to pass Keystone, but Senate a vote shy Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    House of Representatives prepared to approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, but a similar bill struggled to get enough support in the Senate and President Barack Obama indicated he might use his veto if the bill does get through Congress. "We are going to make it as easy as possible for the Senate to finally get a bill to the president's desk that approves this...

  • Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week. The Senate could take up the bill next week, possibly on Tuesday. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat and chair of the Senate energy panel, led the effort to approve the bill in her chamber, but it appeared on Thursday that she did not yet have enough votes for passage.

  • The legislation would circumvent the need for approval of TransCanada Corp's $8 billion project by the Obama administration, which has been pending for more than six years. The Senate could take up the bill next week, possibly on Tuesday. Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, led the effort to approve the bill in...

  • July 2008- TransCanada announces plans to expand its existing 590,000 bpd Keystone oil pipeline system to the Gulf Coast. September 2008- TransCanada Corp files an application with the U.S. State Department for a presidential permit allowing construction of the project. November 2011- The U.S. State Department says it needs to assess alternative routes for...

  • FACTBOX-Five facts about Keystone XL pipeline Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve TransCanada Corp's controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. The Senate could take up the bill next week, possibly on Tuesday, setting up a potential showdown with the White House. The 1,179- mile pipeline would move 830,000 barrels per day of oil...

  • In a series of rapid developments that unfolded just hours after Congress returned from a seven-week recess, there were indications the measure could pass and be sent to Obama sometime next week. Landrieu, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is fighting for her political life as she faces a runoff race early next month that will...

  • Bill to approve Keystone XL clears hurdle in U.S. Senate Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 12- Legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, setting up a vote on the project next week. Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu, who faces a runoff vote in Louisiana on Dec. 6, had pushed for vote on Thursday on the bill. Representative Bill Cassidy, pushed for a vote on a similar bill his...

  • Landrieu of Louisiana, who faces a runoff election in December against Representative Bill Cassidy to retain her seat, said on the Senate floor she was "confident" she has the votes to pass a bill on TransCanada Corp's $8 billion project. "It is easy to wonder if the Senate is only considering this because of politics. Even so, I hope the Senate and the president do the...

  • Landrieu of Louisiana, who faces a runoff election in December to retain her seat, said on the Senate floor she was "confident" she has the votes to pass a bill on TransCanada's $8 billion project. A Senate leadership aide said there was no decision yet on the timing of a potential vote on the Hoeven-Landrieu bill, which would take the decision on the pipeline out of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu said she will propose debate later on Wednesday and a vote on Thursday to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. Landrieu of Louisiana, who faces a runoff election in December to retain her seat, said on the Senate floor she was "confident" she has the votes to pass a bill on TransCanada's...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 11- The U.S. Senate may hold a vote on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada when it returns from recess, largely to boost support for Democrat Mary Landrieu's run-off election to retain her Louisiana seat. The $8 billion pipeline project would deliver heavy Canadian oil sands crude from Alberta to Nebraska and make it easier to...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 6- Canada's Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday the government remains committed to the Keystone XL pipeline project and that he believes "at the end of the day" it will gain approval. TransCanada Corp's $8 billion Keystone XL project would carry Alberta oil sands crude to the U.S. Gulf coast. At the same as he emphasized Canada's trade...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- Senate Republicans will charge ahead early in 2015 with a bill to approve the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, a move that would back President Barack Obama into a corner and set the tone for how the party taking control of Congress will govern the next two years. The $8 billion project would deliver heavy Canadian oil sands...

  • Election results having little impact on stocks Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) during his election night victory rally with his wife, former United States Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.

    The GOP's takeover of the Senate is barely moving stocks. Major averages are mostly moving off of oil.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- Senate Republicans will charge ahead early in 2015 with a bill to approve the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, a move that would back President Barack Obama into a corner and set the tone for how the party taking control of Congress will govern the next two years. The $8 billion project, which would deliver heavy Canadian oil...