Hagan calls for more Canadian oil imports

The State Department is still reviewing a proposed $7 billion expansion of a TransCanada pipeline that would send upwards of 1.1 million barrels per day from Alberta to Texas, at least doubling the current imports of Canadian tar-sands-based fuel. 

Hagan was part of a three-senator trip to Canada that included a tour of oil-sands operations in Alberta. That tour was led by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, who met recently with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on oil-sands production there as well.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamSenate panel questions Lynch on alleged FBI interference The Hill's Whip List: Senate ObamaCare repeal bill Judiciary Committee to continue Russia probe after Mueller meeting MORE (R-S.C.) organized the weekend trip, which also included Sen. Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissOPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party GOP hopefuls crowd Georgia special race Democrats go for broke in race for Tom Price's seat MORE (R-Ga.).

The three senators were in Saskatoon on Saturday for talks on energy and agriculture issues, including carbon capture and storage technology.