According to Marty Rutherford, deputy commissioner of natural resources:
"We believe it's only a matter of time until all the parties come together to accomplish our mutual goal"(Link to full story).
That's a happy thought, but why? Will wishing for it make it so? What does TransCanada have the the Denali Pipeline needs? Of course TransCanada needs money, actually more US taxpayer money to build the gas line and gas to fill it with. The North Slope producers have the financing and they have the gas.
And while we're penning a happy note to Santa asking for a pipeline merger go ahead and ask for $140/bbl oil and $2/gal diesel. Dream on Marty, and happy holidays!