TransCanada has submitted a presidential permit application to the US Department of State for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
This follows President Donald Trump signing an executive order supporting the project, which he says will reduce the burden of regulations and create jobs and increase national security.
Former president Barak Obama denied a presidential permit to construct the 1,100 mile crude pipeline back in January 2016.
President and CEO Russ Girling says: ‘KXL will strengthen the US’ energy security and remains in the national interest. The project is an important new piece of modern US infrastructure that secures access to an abundant energy resource produced by a neighbour that shares a commitment to a clean and healthy environment.
‘Numerous studies have shown that pipelines are a safer and more environmentally sound way to transport oil to market than trains KXL raises the bar on both fronts.’