Pipeline company to work diligently to complete construction permit

(CP) - The C-E-O of TransCanada says the company will work ``diligently'' to complete an application for a presidential permit to build the Keystone X-L pipeline after U-S President Donald Trump said he would support its construction.

In his first remarks since Trump's endorsement Tuesday, Russ Girling says he believes the project makes ``imminent sense'' for both Canada and the U-S.

The eight-billion-dollar project would move crude oil from Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska, where it would link with other lines leading to refineries along the U-S Gulf Coast.

TransCanada faces bitter opposition from environmentalists, landowners and native Americans.