Canada's Trudeau said Trump 'very supportive' of Keystone XL pipeline

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Posted: Dec 21, 2016 11:31 AM

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Prime Minister of Canada said on Wednesday U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was "very supportive" of TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline in their first conversation after the U.S. election.

Speaking at an event in Canada's oil capital Calgary, Trudeau, who also supports Keystone XL, said he also saw "extraordinary opportunities" for Canada if the United States takes a step back from tackling climate change.

The 830,000 barrel per day Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil sands crude from Alberta to the U.S. Midwest, but was rejected by the Obama administration last year.

(Reporting by Nia Williams and Ethan Lou)