- Canada appears to be losing patience with U.S. foot dragging over the Keystone XL pipeline (TRP +0.8%), as Canada Foreign Minister John Baird tells a D.C. audience that his country wants a decision on the project - even a negative one - sooner rather than later.
- It appears to mark the first time a senior Canadian official has directly criticized Washington on the topic: "The time for a decision on Keystone is now, even if it’s not the right one. We can’t continue in this state of limbo."
- PM Harper turned a bit testy last week when he said Pres. Obama had "punted” the decision on Keystone.
- Earlier: CEO Russ Girling says TRP might look at building rail terminals to get crude oil shipped to the U.S. in the absence of new pipeline infrastructure.
Canada loses patience on Keystone XL, tells U.S. to make a decision
Jan 16 2014, 15:22 ET