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.