TORONTO, March 1 Canada said on Friday it was
reviewing a U.S. impact statement on TransCanada Corp's
proposed Keystone XL pipeline but gave no further initial
The pipeline got a boost on Friday when the U.S. State
Department said the project - designed to take crude from
Alberta's oil sands to Texas - would not likely change the rate
at which the oil sands were developed.
"We have received the statement and we are reviewing it. The
United States has a process for reviewing the project and we
respect their process," Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver
told reporters in Toronto.