Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver blasted the U.S. administration over how slowly it's been moving on the TransCanada's (NYSE:TRP) Keystone XL pipeline, and it's no wonder -- the Canadian economy is heavily dependent on natural resources, and the Keystone XL pipeline would offer it more opportunity to sell Alberta crude abroad. The Obama administration, for its part, says that it still needs more time to evaluate the environmental impact of the project. While the United States drags its feet, Canada is looking elsewhere to ship its crude and a decision could be made shortly on Enbridge's (NYSE:ENB) proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. 

In the following video, Motley Fool energy analysts Taylor Muckerman and Joel South discuss what these pipelines would mean for Canadian oil players and what their outlook is in the future.

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