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RBC: Rejection of Keystone XL could cost industry $1.8-billion

According to RBC Capital Markets,  if the Keystone XL oilsands pipeline gets rejected it could cost the industry just under $2-billion.

Experts told the Financial Post the industry’s spending is expected to peak at $29.7 billion in 2016, but a rejection would lower it to $27.9-billion.

A ‘no’ to TransCanada’s project would also defer 300,000 barrels per day between 2015 and 2017, but analysts believe crude-by-rail would help bridge that gap.

But, experts at the country’s largest bank still predicts capital spending between $25-billion  to $30-billion dollars by 2020, regardless of what happens to Keystone XL.

September 26th, 2013