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American steel unlikely to get Keystone boost despite Trump order

Most material already purchased for Keystone; also, the specialised steel required for the big-ticket project is not produced by US firms

Mr Trump displaying one of five executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry in the Oval Office on Tuesday. The directive on using US-made steel is likely also inconsistent with long-standing World Trade Organization rules.

New York

WHEN US President Donald Trump signed orders to revive two controversial energy pipeline projects last week, he pledged to require new pipelines to use American-made steel, a gesture to workers in the hard-hit industry who helped propel him to power.

But US steelmakers...

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