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Tires for Shell Oil's sand oil hauling trucks cost $60,000 each and are 14 feet tall. (Washington Post Photo)

Keystone XL pipeline expansion driven by oil-rich sands in Canada

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FORT McMURRAY, Alberta, Canada -- Repairman Shawn Flett stood 30 feet above the ground on the deck of a truck the size of a house. He had just waved it gingerly into the repair shop as if guiding an airplane into a hangar.

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