New pipeline study would take minimum 12-18 months

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Posted: Jan 18, 2012 4:03 PM
New pipeline study would take minimum 12-18 months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration could save time in evaluating any new Canada-to-Texas crude oil pipeline if it hewed closely to the Keystone XL proposal but any assessment would take at least 12-18 months, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.

(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Doina Chiacu)