Canada's oil industry is moving a step closer to the U.S. oil industry. Not literally, of course.

On Thursday, United Airlines announced its plans to launch air service between Denver and a town in the heart of the Athabasca oil sands.

Here's a link to the Denver Post's story on the new service, which is expected to start in June:

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22231624/united-start-nonstop-service-between-denver-and-fort