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Clogged oil routes slow record output for US shale

A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump station operating outside Steele City, Nebraska. The main Keystone XL pipeline, which was proposed in 2008, now may not be built because of red tape.

Guernsey, Wyoming

A GALLON of gasoline that allows a driver on the US East Coast to travel about 40 kilometres has already navigated thousands of kilometres from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets.

If its last stop is one of the region's struggling refineries...