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Trick to Dodging Keystone Woes in Pipe Projects: Pledge No Oil

Canada’s energy industry may have figured out how to build a pipeline without the uproar that stalled Keystone XL: promise it will never carry oil.

Plans to transport natural gas to multibillion-dollar shipping terminals proposed by the likes of Royal Dutch Shell Plc are winning favor in British Columbia as TransCanada Corp. and other pipeline builders sign no-crude commitments. The terms are helping allay fears about future oil spills from lines designed to carry gas.