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Indiana Petroleum Council Touting Keystone XL

1/18/2012

The Indiana Petroleum Council says the huge Keystone XL Pipeline project could mean a windfall for Indiana.

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It's a project that Senator Richard Lugar will be touting again during an appearance in Central Indiana today. IPC Executive Director Maureen Ferguson says the project could bring eight-thousand jobs to Indiana through the year 2035.

Canadian pipeline company TransCanada wants to build the pipeline to carry oil from Alberta to refineries along the southern U.S. coast. The pipeline would not cross through Indiana, but Ferguson says Hoosier firms will still benefit.

She says firms like Caterpillar and manufacturing sites in Indiana would pick up big business associated with the project. The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the project on environmental grounds.

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