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Keystone Oil Pipeline Allowed To Restart After Completing Repairs

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This photo taken on Oct. 13, 2010, shows the Niobrara River in the sandhills in north central Nebraska, and it's surrounding pasture land, through which the Keystone XL pipeline is planned to be built. | AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators have allowed a Canadian company to restart its Keystone oil pipeline after completing repairs and safety tests.

Oil from the 1,300-mile pipeline that extends from Canada to Oklahoma and Illinois could begin flowing as soon as Sunday under a revised order from the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The agency approved the revision on Saturday.

The pipeline has been closed since May 29, when workers reported a 10-barrel leak in Kansas. That followed a leak of 400 barrels of oil in North Dakota on May 7.

The pipeline is owned by Calgary-based TransCanada Corp.

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