US manufacturers said hurt by Keystone XL project delay

Apr 11, 2013 | 06:51 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Keystone XL, crude oil, TransCanada, tar sands, Delta Industrial Valves, Simon Fraser University, Natural Resources Defense Council, Anthony Swift Keith Stelter

NEW YORK — The delay in approving TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline has significantly hurt manufacturers tied to the industry, the senior executive of a valve maker testified during a hearing on a proposed law that would expedite approval of the controversial project (, April 4).

"When the U.S. government failed to move forward with the Keystone XL pipeline, many of the large (oil sands) projects (in western Canada) were put on hold or canceled," Keith F. Stelter, president and co-owner of Niles, Mich.-based Delta Industrial Valves Inc., said in voicing his support of the Northern Route Approval Act.....

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