Oil trades on NY exchange at over $100 per barrel
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Oil trades on NY exchange at over $100 per barrel

Omaha : NE : USA | Nov 16, 2011 at 11:54 AM PST
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A Bloomberg article suggests that the rise in price is caused by plans by Enbridge to reverse the direction of the Seaway oil pipeline. However uncertainty about Nigerian production and other factors may also contribute to the rise.

Enbridge has bought Conoco-Philipps share of a pipe line that runs from Cushing Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast. Reversal of the flow will allow oil from central U.S. states and Canada to flow to the Gulf Coast. Cushing Oklahoma had become a bottleneck in the system with large amounts of oil in storage. This lowered the price of oil.

Now the backlog is being cleared the price of oil has increased. The decision may to some degree mitigate the effects of the delay in approval of the planned Keystone XL pipeline.

TransCanada Corp. CEO Russ Girling said that the Keystone XL pipelines may now be able to gain State Dept. approval with six to nine months. It is now negotiating a changed route with the state of Nebraska that will not pass over the Ogalala aquifer.See this article..

However the U.S. State Dept. has claimed that studying the new routes would cause a longer delay of 12 to 18 months. The longer delay would postpone any decision until after the U.S. elections next year.

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The Keystone XL pipeline would pump oil from the tar sands of Canada's Alberta province to the Gulf of Mexico
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  • TransCanada: U.S. needs more oil pipelines

      United Press International
    New pipelines affiliated with the oil hub in Cushing, Okla., are needed to get to key market areas along the southern U.S. coast, a TransCanada official said. Enbridge Inc. and Enterprise Products Partners announced a decision to reverse the flow of...
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    Oil climbed above $100 a barrel in New York to a five-month high as Enbridge Inc. said it will reverse the direction of the Seaway pipeline, adding an outlet for crude from the central U.S. and Canada. Futures surged 3.2 percent after Enbridge agreed...

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