Section in Texas and Oklahoma should be completed by 2014
A major oil pipeline that stretches from Houston to Canada hits the halfway mark.
A TransCanada spokesman says construction on the Oklahoma and Texas portion of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline should be completed by 2014.
The larger pipeline still waits for federal approval because it crosses the Canadian border. About 850 workers in Oklahoma and 3,000 more in Texas are working on the project in mostly temporary jobs.
The pipeline would transport 700,000 gallons of oil sands daily from the pipeline hub in Cushing, Oklahoma to refineries near Houston.
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