Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he is hoping the re-elected Barack Obama approves the Keystone pipeline project.
Wall said the proposed oil pipeline would ease pressure on existing pipelines carrying oil through Saskatchewan.
"Anything that eases pipeline capacity issues ... is going to help us because we are now trucking more and more oil," Wall said Wednesday.
President Obama delayed approval of the Keystone project until next year after environmental groups put enormous pressure on his government.
Wall added he is hoping the U.S. president will be less protectionist than he was in his first term, making note of Buy American initiatives.
"We've seen a few little trade irritants," Wall said. "I think that we need to measure this new congress and the new administration on an issue-by-issue basis and we'll work to do that."
Wall said he has worked well with Republicans and Democrats and plans to continue to do so.