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Published September 13, 2010, 02:34 PM

Pipeline would move 100K barrels daily from MT, ND

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company would ship 100,000 barrels of oil daily from Montana and North Dakota under a proposal to allow U.S. crude onto a pipeline bound for refineries in Oklahoma and Texas.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company would ship 100,000 barrels of oil daily from Montana and North Dakota under a proposal to allow U.S. crude onto a pipeline bound for refineries in Oklahoma and Texas.

Calgary-based TransCanada on Monday announced a two-month "open season" to solicit bids from companies that want to tap into its Keystone XL pipeline as it passes through Baker, Mont.

The announcement followed complaints from producers in the Bakken oil field of Montana and North Dakota that they were being bypassed by the new pipeline.

TransCanada vice president Paul Miller says the company will invest $140 million in the Bakken Marketlink — the so-called onramp that would allow domestic oil onto Keystone XL. Miller says Bakken Marketlink could be in service by early 2013.

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