TransCanada chides Obama administration over Twitter

The Twitter-verse hath no fury like a pipeline company scorned.

Keystone XL oil pipeline developer TransCanada Corp., which saw its permit rejected by the Obama administration last week, is counterpunching over the social media site.

The company on Friday promoted the oil sands pipeline by tweeting about the bankruptcy of Ener1, the energy storage company whose subsidiary received $118 million in Energy Department funding. TransCanada’s tweet contrasts the federally backed company with Keystone XL’s private financing.

“Stimulus backed Battery Maker Goes Bankrupt; #KeystoneXL is 100% privately financed and shovel ready,” the company said, linking to

an Associated Press story about the bankruptcy (a topic E2Wire covered here).

Earlier in the day, TransCanada tweeted “#Obama loves #oil! Not!” and provided a link to a tough column in Canada’s National Post by the same name. 

The Hill

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