Related Links: State Dept.'s page on Keystone XL project TransCanada Statement on Delay Construction industry and union groups are blasting the Obama administration for again postponing a decision on the proposed $5.3-billion Keystone XL oil pipeline.The State Dept. announced on April 18 that it would delay a decision on whether to approve building the controversial 1,179-mile-long portion of the pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, Neb., in part because of uncertainty over a court case making its way through Nebraska courts over the pipeline’s route.Department officials did not say when a decision would be issued.In February, a Nebraska judge
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.