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Shell stops construction in Canadian tar sands

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Royal Dutch Shell will halt construction on a site that could have produced 80,000 barrels of oil per day in the Canadian tar sands, and the delay in approving the Keystone XL pipeline could be a factor.

Shell said Tuesday it would stop construction on the Carmon Creek project in Alberta. The project became too expensive as oil prices have plummeted, according to the company.

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