Project Snapshot
Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion Project (Keystone XL)
Facility Type: Pipeline
Scope: Expansion
Owner: TransCanada (developer and operator); ConocoPhillips
Location: Hardisty, Alberta to Port Arthur, Texas  United States
Region: North America
Modified:  September 13, 2010

Project description

TransCanada and ConocoPhillips are planning to expand the Keystone crude oil pipeline system in order to increase its capacity from 590,000 barrels to approximately 1.1 million barrels per day. The pipeline will connect a growing supply of Canadian crude oil with a rising U.S. demand for energy by 2012.

The expansion includes a 1,980-mile, 36-inch crude oil pipeline starting at Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to a delivery point near terminals in Port Arthur, Texas. The project includes adding pumping facilities, so the Keystone pipeline system could eventually expand its capacity from 1.1 million to 1.5 million barrels per day, according to TransCanada.

The 435 miles of new pipeline extending from Cushing, Okla., to Port Arthur, Texas, might also include a 47-mile pipeline from Liberty County, Texas to Houston, Texas, depending on shipper support.

The proposed Canadian portion of the pipeline is 327 miles in length and will extend from Hardisty to Monchy, Saskatchewan. The U.S. portion will begin at Morgan, Mont., and travel through South Dakota and Nebraska, which is 836 miles. The pipeline will then connect to the proposed 296-mile Keystone XL expansion that will begin in Steele City, Neb.

Bakken Marketlink Project

On Sept. 13, 2010, TransCanada launched a binding open season for Keystone and Keystone XL capacity geared toward producers in the growing Bakken Shale play in the Williston Basin. TransCanda has proposed allocating 100,000 b/d of contract capacity on Keystone from Baker, Montana, to Cushing, Okla., and on Keystone XL from to Port Arthur, Texas. In effect, Bakken producers would have a direct link to the Cushing, Okla., oil storage hub and to Gulf Coast refining facilities.

TransCanada proposes building piping, booster pumps, meter manifolds, and two terminals -- one at Baker and another at Cushing. Two of the three storage tanks at Baker would each be capable of storing 250,000 barrels of oil from third-party pipelines and terminals. The third, 100,000-barrel-capacity tank at Baker would be used for operational purposes. The two tanks at the Cushing terminal, each a capacity of 250,000 barrels, would be used for delivery batch accumulation and would link to third-party pipelines and tank farms.

The estimated cost of facilities proposed for the Bakken Marketlink Project is $140 million, and TransCanada anticipates the project to begin service in the first quarter of 2013. The open season period is set to expire on November 10, 2010.

  Key Stats
Pipeline type:
Committed capacity :
300,000 barrels per day to the U.S. Gulf Coast for an average term of 18 years during a binding open season
In service:
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Jan 24, 2013 - After giving an unabashedly liberal inaugural address, approving a pipeline that environmental groups say will contribute greatly to global warming and possibly taint a major aquifer would probably not be among President Obama's priorities.
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Jan 24, 2013 - A bipartisan group of more than half the 100-member U.S. Senate has urged President Barack Obama to approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would connect Canadian oil sands to refineries in Texas.
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Jan 22, 2013 - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approve a new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which has been held up for more than a year in part because of objections to the pipeline in the state.
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Jan 18, 2013 - Whether President Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline or not hinges on one key question: Which is more important to him, creating jobs and promoting energy independence or fighting climate change?
Keystone XL Pipeline Opponents Ramp Up U.S. Campaign
Jan 18, 2013 - Environmental groups on both side of the border are hoping to use the current public concern over climate change in the U.S. as a key weapon in their renewed campaign against the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Jan 04, 2013 - Nebraska's environment agency has completed a much-anticipated review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in the state, finding that a new route proposed by pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. avoids sensitive regions.
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Nov 07, 2012 - Joe Oliver said Wednesday he remains confident the White House, under re-elected President Barack Obama, will eventually approve Keystone XL.
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Sep 05, 2012 - TransCanada Corp. (TRP) on Wednesday submitted environmental impact reports for a proposed reroute of the Nebraska leg of its controversial Keystone XL pipeline expansion.
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Aug 27, 2012 - The ruling came down in a brief, late-night email, 15 words that slammed the yearslong effort of a Texas landowner to prevent a Canadian company from occupying part of her family's 65-year-old farm.
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Aug 23, 2012 - The plan calls to reduce red tape for onshore permitting on federal lands, open more offshore areas to drilling and approve the Keystone XL pipeline bid to bring the US closer to achieving energy indep.
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Jul 24, 2012 - Citing Cnooc's purchase of Nexen, GOP lawmakers are making another attempt to push through approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
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Jun 28, 2012 - TransCanada Corp. (TRP) has won federal approval to build the southernmost section of the massive pipeline it plans to bring crude oil from Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast, the company said Wednesday.
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May 08, 2012 - We don't expect any outcome before the election.
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Apr 19, 2012 - TransCanada submitted a reroute of its Keystone XL oil pipeline to the Nebraska government Wednesday.
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Mar 27, 2012 - Enbridge and Enterprise Products Partners will proceed with plans to more than double the capacity of the Seaway crude oil pipeline.
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Mar 22, 2012 - Key O&G industry groups greeted Obama's southern Keystone XL announcement with a mixture of support and longing for bolder action.
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Mar 14, 2012 - A report released on Tuesday by Cornell University's Global Labor Institute concludes that the economic damage caused by potential spills from the Keystone XL pipeline could far outweigh the benefits of jobs created by the project.
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Mar 08, 2012 - How serious is TransCanada, Inc., about building its Keystone XL pipeline? If money for lobbying Nebraska state senators is any indication, very.
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Mar 06, 2012 - Discussions of the oil and gas industry's future start with breakfast on the first official day of the 31st annual IHS CERAWeek being held in Houston this week.
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Feb 29, 2012 - If senior oil industry executives can't make a strong case for industry issues, then the industry will never win in the court of public opinion.
Obama Lauds Advance of Keystone XL's South Leg
Feb 28, 2012 - The White House on Monday hailed the news that a scaled-down portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that would stretch from Oklahoma to Texas will move ahead.
TransCanada to Reapply for Keystone XL Permit
Feb 27, 2012 - TransCanada has sent a letter to the US Department of State informing the Department the company plans to file a Presidential Permit application in the near future for the Keystone XL Project from the US/Canada border in Montana to Nebraska.
Dem Governor Blames Keystone XL Delay on D.C. 'Jackasses'
Feb 24, 2012 - Montana's governor says the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta's oilsands to the Gulf Coast will eventually be built and he blames the delay on "jackasses" in Washington who have only recently discovered the issue.
House Passes Pro-Keystone XL Bill
Feb 17, 2012 - A bill that would require approval of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline project passed the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday by a vote of 237-187.
Keystone XL Timeline Slips To 2015 As TransCanada Waits For More Info
Feb 14, 2012 - TransCanada Corp.'s (TRP) schedule for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline slipped further Tuesday, as the Calgary pipeline company said it now expects a start-up date in early 2015 rather than its previous expectation of 2014.
State Dept Cleared Of Wrong-Doing In Keystone Pipeline Review, IG Says
Feb 09, 2012 - The U.S. State Department has been cleared of any major wrong-doing in its review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending at least one skirmish in a broader battle over the pipeline that has gotten increasingly messy in recent months.
API: IG Decision Should Clear Path for Keystone XL Approval
Feb 09, 2012 - In response to the State Department Inspector General's conclusion that there was no wrongdoing concerning the department's review of Keystone XL pipeline, API asked what more evidence is needed to get this job creating project off the ground now?
Buffett Rejects Alleged 'Crony Capitalism' Role in KXL Decision
Feb 08, 2012 - Warren Buffett owns a railroad, but both he and an old liberal friend, Dick Holland, are rejecting claims that they railroaded the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Key US House Panel Advances Keystone Pipeline Plan
Feb 08, 2012 - A plan to fast-track the stalled the Keystone XL pipeline was passed by a key committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, as Republicans made yet another attempt to spur approval of the project that has become a major issue in the 2012 elections.
Envoy Makes 'Merits' Case for Pipeline
Feb 03, 2012 - The U.S. government must decide whether it wants more oil from Canada or wants to continue relying on high levels of supplies from the Middle East and Venezuela, the Canadian ambassador to the United States said Wednesday.
API: Markey Proposes N. Korea-Style Oil Export Curbs
Feb 03, 2012 - The American Petroleum Institute is setting the record straight on Congressman Ed Markey's claim that oil from the Keystone XL pipeline will be exported.
Unit of Buffett's Conglomerate 'Ready to Haul' Canadian Crude
Jan 31, 2012 - Warren Buffett's BNSF and other railroads stand to benefit from the Obama administration's decision to reject Keystone XL.
Obama's Keystone XL Decision: What Have Workers Got to Lose?
Jan 30, 2012 - President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL project ties into the broader issues of employment and the economy.
GOP, Industry Officials Remind Obama About Keystone XL
Jan 25, 2012 - Although President Obama devoted a considerable portion of his State of the Union Address to job creation, he failed to specifically mention the Keystone XL proj.
Responses from GOP Candidates
Jan 25, 2012 - Republicans seeking to replace Obama at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. next January also provided their insights on the President's energy-related comments.
State Dept Faces Off With Republicans Over Keystone Pipeline
Jan 25, 2012 - The Obama administration is pushing back on Republican-led efforts to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
TransCanada May Consider Link from Bakken to Gulf Coast
Jan 24, 2012 - In a move that will need federal approval, TransCanada Corp. may consider a shorter path for its recently rejected Keystone XL project, bringing oil from Montana's Bakken Shale to refiners in the Gulf Coast, Bloomberg reports.
Boehner: Could Seek to Tie Payroll Tax Cut to Approval of Oil Pipeline
Jan 23, 2012 - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said that Republicans could seek to tie an extension of a tax cut for every American worker to federal approval of Keystone XL.
EDITORIAL: The Perils of Pipeline Politics
Jan 20, 2012 - Pipeline politics appears to be settling in at the top of the North American agenda for the next two years, perhaps more.
OPINION: Obama's Pipeline Verdict: Wrong In Every Respect
Jan 20, 2012 - President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico is an act of national insanity.
Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL
Jan 18, 2012 - The Obama administration on Wednesday dealt a setback to TransCanada's Keystone XL oil pipeline project.
TransCanada Questions Whistleblower's Keystone XL Claims
Jan 11, 2012 - Plenty of people argue the Keystone XL oil pipeline should not be built. What makes Mike Klink different is he saw the construction of some of the first Keystone pipeline.
Keystone Deadline Puts Obama in a Pinch
Jan 05, 2012 - Before the holidays, it seemed Congress had given a present to TransCanada.
Payroll Tax Bill May Doom Keystone XL
Jan 04, 2012 - One has to wonder whether the Republican strategy of forcing President Obama to possibly reject the line in early 2012 as a campaign issue may backfire.
Nebraska Releases Pipeline No-Go Map
Jan 02, 2012 - TransCanada Corp. says Nebraska's newly issued map of environmentally sensitive areas is "extremely helpful" and will help the Canadian energy giant determine some alternative routes through the state for its controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.
API Calls on Obama to Approve Keystone XL
Dec 22, 2011 - The American Petroleum Institute urged President Obama to follow Congress' lead and approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
Canada PM: 'Very Serious' About Focusing On Asia For Energy Exports
Dec 20, 2011 - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday evening that the country is "very serious" about focusing its efforts on selling oil and gas to Asia.
Alberta's Redford: Leading the Energy Conversation
Dec 19, 2011 - In less than three months, Alberta's new Premier has emerged as a leading proponent for the Keystone XL project.
Key Republicans Try To Force Approval Of Keystone Pipeline
Nov 30, 2011 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and other key Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday to try to force the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
Nebraska Governor Signs Laws To Reroute Keystone XL Pipeline
Nov 23, 2011 - Nebraska's governor on Tuesday signed into law new rules that will ensure that a controversial U.S.-Canada pipeline will be rerouted away from the state's sensitive wetlands, a spokeswoman said.
Keystone Decision Re-Energizes Opposition to Fossil Fuels
Nov 23, 2011 - The pipeline became the rallying symbol for the environmental movement to re-energize its long-term opposition to fossil fuels.
Growing North America Oil Output Creates Need For More Pipelines
Nov 21, 2011 - Plans to reverse the Seaway pipeline will only whet the appetite of thirsty Gulf Coast refiners.
Canada Energy Min Says Canada Must Diversify Its Energy Exports
Nov 18, 2011 - Canadian Energy Minister Joe Oliver said Friday the country must diversify its energy exports beyond the U.S. to include Asia and China.
OPINION: Harper Can Learn from Pipeline Debacle
Nov 15, 2011 - For Canada's Conservative government, there are two lessons in Barack Obama's surprise decision to delay the international pipeline slated to deliver Alberta tarsands oil to American refineries.
Is More Fierce Debate in the Pipeline Despite TransCanada-Nebraska Deal?
Nov 15, 2011 - TransCanada Corp. and Nebraska agreed Monday to reroute the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline away from a vast underground water source in the state.
TransCanada: Keystone Reroute Agreement Could Speed Approval Process
Nov 14, 2011 - TransCanada Corp. said Monday it has reached a tentative agreement with the Nebraska state senate that would move the proposed route of its Keystone XL pipeline expansion away from an environmentally sensitive region.
Keystone Delay Causing Tremors Among Big Oil, Benefiting Small Refiners
Nov 11, 2011 - The delay could advance Enterprise and Enbridge's Wrangler project and boosts the chances that ConocoPhillips and Enterprise will reverse the flow of Seaway.
Alberta Premier: Keystone XL Delay Could Hurt Province's Economy
Nov 11, 2011 - The Obama administration's decision to delay its approval of the Keystone XL pipeline could have serious consequences for the Alberta economy, and the energy sector that drives much of it, Premier Alison Redford warned Thursday.
Obama Admin Delays Decision on Keystone XL
Nov 10, 2011 - The U.S. Department of State announces it will postpone a decision until 2013 on whether TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline project is in the national interest.
Redford Promises She Won't Interfere with Keystone Probe
Nov 09, 2011 - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says her trip to Washington to promote a proposed cross-border oil pipeline isn't intended to interfere with a U.S. government review of the project.
Keystone XL Decision Near As Political Pressure Grows
Nov 08, 2011 - Trying to read the political tea leaves about the approval course has become more complicated in recent days.
US Auditors To Review State Dept Handling Of Keystone Pipeline
Nov 07, 2011 - U.S. auditors are launching a "special review" of the State Department's handling of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying they want to determine whether the department followed the rules when processing a permit for the 1,700-mile pipeline project.
Obama Says He, Not State Dept., Will Make Keystone Decision
Nov 03, 2011 - President Obama said Tuesday that he would decide on giving approval or denying a permit for a controversial 1,700-mile Canadian oil pipeline, rather than delegating the decision to the State Department.
Nebraska Legislature Begins Special Session on Keystone XL
Nov 02, 2011 - It's not immediately clear what actions the Nebraska Legislature could take to change the route of the line.
TransCanada Shrugs Off Pipeline Woes; Oil Can Still Move by Rail or Tanker
Nov 02, 2011 - TransCanada Corp. executives say they're skeptical that Nebraska legislators will be able to frame legislation capable of rerouting the controversial Keystone XL pipeline through the state.
Rich Dem Donors Try to Pressure Obama on Keystone Decision
Oct 31, 2011 - The crowd of wealthy Democratic fundraisers and donors who protested outside President Obama's $5,000-a-head San Francisco fundraiser last week - dubbed the "powerful and the PO'd" - aren't going away.
Nebraska Legislature To Discuss TransCanada's Keystone XL
Oct 25, 2011 - Nebraska's governor has called for a special session of state lawmakers to discuss whether they can use legislation to force TransCanada to reroute Keystone XL.
TransCanada Boosts Pipeline Safety Measures To Appease Nebraska
Oct 19, 2011 - TransCanada made several guarantees to Nebraska lawmakers, including a $100 million bond to ensure adequate funds to clean up after any oil spills.
Purvin & Gertz Stresses Need for Keystone XL
Oct 19, 2011 - Purvin & Gertz, Inc. on Wednesday announced the release of its report: Crude Pipeline Restrictions Leaving Western Canada.
Pipeline Runs Right Through U.S. Election
Oct 19, 2011 - Canada's Conservative government - along with TransCanada Pipelines and the Alberta oil sands - are at risk of being dragged somewhere they don't want to be.
'Open-Minded' Officials Reviewing Keystone XL - Clinton
Oct 12, 2011 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says her department does not have a pro-pipeline bias as it determines whether to give the green light to TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL project.
Debate Over Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Gets Rowdy At DC Hearing
Oct 07, 2011 - The high-profile debate over a 1,700-mile oil pipeline that TransCanada Corp. wants to build through the heart of the U.S. got personal Friday.
Union Leaders Head to D.C. to Testify for Keystone XL
Oct 06, 2011 - At a time when the economy is struggling, leaders from Local Union 798 are traveling across the country urging President Obama to approve an environmentally safe project that will produce more than 342,000 U.S. jobs over the next four years.
Keystone XL: Fewer Jobs than Promised?
Sep 30, 2011 - TransCanada responds to a new report disputing the number of jobs created by the Keystone XL project, which would send crude from Canada's Oil Sands to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. President Obama is set to decide soon on the proposed project.
Pro-Keystone Vets Organization Urges Attendance at Pipeline Meetings
Sep 22, 2011 - The national commander of The American Legion is encouraging Americans to attend a number of public meetings next week concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Union Calls on Obama to Approve Keystone XL
Sep 21, 2011 - President Obama should approve an environmentally safe project that will produce more than 342,000 U.S. jobs over the next four years, according to United Association Local Union 798.
API: Three Years of Studying Keystone XL Is Long Enough
Sep 20, 2011 - On the third anniversary of the State Department's consideration of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project, API on Monday said this should be one of the shovel-ready projects the president considers as part of his jobs program.
Canada Min: Keystone Will Create US Jobs, Secure Oil Supply
Sep 13, 2011 - Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast said Monday the Keystone XL pipeline extension project would create thousands of jobs and help the U.S. secure an "ethical and environmentally responsible" supply of oil from a trusted ally.
TransCanada: Keystone XL Route Through Nebraska Is Safest Choice
Sep 12, 2011 - The Keystone XL pipeline will be constructed and operated at a safety level beyond that of any existing crude oil pipeline in the United States according to the recently released Final Environmental Impact Statement.
SE Texas County Lends Support to TransCanada Pipeline
Aug 30, 2011 - Just three days after the U.S. State Department issued its final Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, Jefferson County Commissioners threw their support behind the project.
Keystone Poses 'No Significant Impacts' to Most Resources Along Path - US
Aug 26, 2011 - The U.S. State Department has finally reached a decision on the oil pipeline that TransCanada wants to build from Canada to Texas.
TransCanada Launches Open Season for Houston Lateral
Aug 16, 2011 - TransCanada Corp. on Monday launched a binding open season to obtain firm commitments from interested parties for the Keystone Pipeline System to transport crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta to Houston, Texas.
Sec. Clinton Confirms US Will Decide on Keystone Pipeline by Year-End
Aug 05, 2011 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the U.S. government remains committed to making a decision by the end of the year on a pipeline that TransCanada Corp. wants to build between Canada and the Gulf Coast.
US House Approves Bill To Expedite Decision On Keystone Oil Pipeline
Jul 27, 2011 - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill forcing the Obama Administration to either approve or deny the Keystone XL proposal by Nov. 1.
NPRA Applauds House Passage of Keystone XL Legislation
Jul 27, 2011 - National Petrochemical & Refiners Association President Charles T. Drevna issued a statement Tuesday after House passage of the North American-Made Energy Security Act.
API Backs Congressional Keystone XL Vote
Jul 27, 2011 - API reiterated its support of the bipartisan North American-Made Energy Act to speed up the permitting process for the Keystone XL Pipeline to transport Canadian oil to the U.S. Gulf coast.
Marathon Petroleum CEO: Keystone Extension Won't Erase Central US Oil Glut
Jul 26, 2011 - The plan to extend a major pipeline network from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf of Mexico won't be the "silver bullet" that will wipe out the oil supply glut in the central U.S., Marathon Petroleum Chief Executive Gary Heminger said Tuesday.
House Panel Votes to Speed Up Keystone Process
Jun 16, 2011 - A House panel approved legislation Wednesday that would give the Obama administration a Nov. 1 deadline to decide whether to approve or deny a proposed pipeline to deliver Canadian oil sands crude to Gulf Coast refineries.
Nebraska Utility, Others Welcome Keystone XL Project
Jun 16, 2011 - One lonely sign opposing TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline sits along Highway 30 between Columbus and Clarks, Neb.
NPRA Welcomes Keystone XL Progress
Jun 15, 2011 - NPRA's president issued a statement welcoming a vote by the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Wednesday approving bipartisan legislation requiring the Obama administration to issue a final order by Nov. 1 on whether Keystone XL can be built.
EPA Criticizes State Dept's Environmental Review of Keystone Pipeline
Jun 08, 2011 - EPA officials are criticizing the State Department for its draft analysis of an oil pipeline that TransCanada wants to build between Canada and the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Hispanic Groups Urge State Dept. to Grant Keystone XL Permit
Jun 03, 2011 - A varied group of Hispanic leaders is calling on the U.S. State Department to issue a permit that will allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built and operated.
NPRA Explains Keystone XL Benefits
May 26, 2011 - "Completion of the Keystone XL pipeline would strengthen U.S. energy security and supply by maintaining adequate crude oil supplies for U.S. refiners from Canada," NPRA's president wrote in a letter to two congressman.
Enterprise-ETP Project Rivals Keystone XL
Apr 26, 2011 - Two companies are joining forces to build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast, creating a rival to TransCanada Corp.'s (TRP, TRP.T) controversial plan to boost Canadian oil flows through the U.S.
Okla. Officials Lend Support for Keystone XL
Apr 21, 2011 - TransCanada Corp. on Thursday welcomed support for the Keystone XL pipeline project from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Oklahoma's two U.S. Senators James Inhofe and Tom Coburn.
New State Dept Review Affirms Keystone XL Pipeline Safety Standards
Apr 15, 2011 - A new environmental review of TransCanada Corp.'s (TRP) controversial Keystone XL pipeline expansion has reaffirmed an earlier report that the pipeline meets environmental safety standards.
Keystone Exec Makes Case for Project at Oil Trading Hub
Mar 18, 2011 - The much debated $12 billion Keystone Pipeline, which brings Canadian crude oil to Cushing, helps answer some of America's starkest energy security questions and is not a threat to domestic producers or the environment, one of its top officials said.
Pipefitters' Union Supports State Dept. Decision on Keystone XL
Mar 17, 2011 - The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada lauded the U.S. Department of State decision to move forward with a next step for the Keystone XL pipeline permit.
State Dept. Wants Another Keystone XL Review
Mar 16, 2011 - The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it will require an additional environmental review of TransCanada Corp.'s much-debated Keystone XL pipeline expansion.
TransCanada Agrees to Extra Safety Measures for Keystone XL
Mar 11, 2011 - TransCanada will voluntarily add extra safety features to a proposed oil sands pipeline expansion that is causing concern among environmentalists and U.S. officials, a company executive said.
Imperial CEO: Keystone XL Is Vital to US
Mar 10, 2011 - A pipeline project that's pending U.S. approval is necessary to ensure the reliability and security of oil supplies to the world's largest oil consumer, the head of Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO) said.
TransCanada: US Govt Decision on Keystone XL Delayed
Feb 15, 2011 - TransCanada Corp. now expects a decision by the U.S. State Department on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project to be delayed until "mid- to late 2011," citing "a heightened political environment and opposition to the project."
TransCanada Begins Keystone Deliveries to Cushing
Feb 09, 2011 - TransCanada Corp. on Wednesday announced the second phase of the US$12 billion Keystone Pipeline system has begun commercial deliveries of crude oil to Cushing, Oklahoma.
US Delays on Oil Sands Pipeline May Complicate Ties with Canada
Feb 07, 2011 - The U.S. State Department will decide in the first quarter whether it will approve another TransCanada pipeline that will bring oil sands crude to the Gulf Coast.
DOE Report Supports Keystone XL – TransCanada
Feb 03, 2011 - TransCanada Corp. on Wednesday pointed to a new report prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that finds the Keystone XL pipeline would help reduce U.S. imports of foreign oil from sources outside of North America.
API Urges State Dept. to Approve Keystone Project
Jan 28, 2011 - API on Thursday urged the U.S. State Department to approve the Keystone pipeline project as soon as possible.
TransCanada Reports Successful Open Season for Bakken Project
Jan 20, 2011 - TransCanada Corp. on Thursday announced it has concluded a successful open season for the Bakken Marketlink Project which will deliver U.S. crude oil from Baker, Montana to Cushing, Oklahoma.
TransCanada Faces Legal Challenge from Okla. Landowners
Jan 17, 2011 - TransCanada Corp. faces a legal challenge from a group of Oklahoma landowners to its planned expansion of its oil sands pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Clinton's Remarks on Keystone Support Stir Debate
Oct 25, 2010 - Senators from both parties urged Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday to clarify remarks she made that signaled likely U.S. support for a $7 billion pipeline to carry Canadian oil to refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
TransCanada Announces Keystone XL Labor Deal with Unions
Sep 14, 2010 - TransCanada Corp. on Tuesday announced a Project Labor Agreement for a significant portion of U.S. construction of the proposed US$7 billion Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion Pipeline Project (Keystone XL).
TransCanada Launches Open Season for Bakken Marketlink
Sep 13, 2010 - TransCanada on Monday launched a binding open season to obtain firm commitments from interested parties for the Bakken Marketlink Project, which would provide crude oil transportation service from Montana to Oklahoma and to the Gulf Coast.
TransCanada Pulls Special Permit App for Keystone XL
Aug 06, 2010 - TransCanada has withdrawn its request to PHMSA to operate Keystone XL at a slightly higher pressure than current U.S. regs allow.
State Dept. Extends Keystone XL Review
Jul 27, 2010 - The U.S. State Department has delayed a decision on a pipeline expansion that would ship oil-sands crude from Canada to Texas.
EPA Calls for Further Study of Keystone XL
Jul 21, 2010 - The environmental impact of crude production from Canada's oil sands should be studied more closely before the U.S. approves a new pipeline from its northern neighbor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.
Enviro Groups, 50 Congressmen Mobilize Against Keystone XL
Jun 24, 2010 - Saying "we need to be cautious" with an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) joined environmentalists Wednesday in opposing quick authorization of the Keystone XL project.
Pipeline Plan Switch Wins Praise
May 13, 2010 - Oklahoma oil producers gained a "win-win-win" when a Canadian company chose to build its pipeline from the Cushing hub to the Gulf Coast refining region before it constructs the system's northern leg, an industry executive said Wednesday.
Oil Sands Exporters Set Sights On Gulf Coast
Mar 23, 2010 - Canadian producers of crude from oil sands are making a big push into the U.S. Gulf Coast market.
Keystone XL Clears Hurdle In South Dakota
Feb 19, 2010 - The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission granted a permit, with 50 conditions, for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in western South Dakota. The action came during an ad hoc commission meeting Thursday in Pierre, S.D.
NEB Sets Keystone XL Hearing
May 13, 2009 - The National Energy Board (NEB) has scheduled an oral hearing on an application from TransCanada Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd. (Keystone) to construct and operate the Canadian portion of its proposed Keystone XL pipeline project.
WorleyParsons Wins Contract for Keystone Expansion
Mar 06, 2009 - WorleyParsons Limited has been awarded the detailed engineering, commissioning and construction support for the facilities of the Keystone Pipeline System expansion for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP.
TransCanada's Kvisle: Oil Sands Delays Won't Slow Keystone
Feb 04, 2009 - TransCanada Corp. (TRP) said Tuesday it expects its Keystone oil pipeline to come into service in 2012 as scheduled, quashing earlier signals it could slow the project on delays to oil sands projects.
Oil Sands Project Delays Could Be Boon for US Refiners
Jan 08, 2009 - The wave of project delays in Alberta's massive oil sands could benefit U.S. refiners at the cost of the provincial government's ambitions.
SD Task Force: Pipeline Oversight Sufficient
Dec 08, 2008 - A task force report to the governor suggests no major changes in state regulation of existing or proposed pipelines across South Dakota.
TransCanada, ConocoPhillips To Expand Keystone To Gulf Coast
Jul 16, 2008 - TransCanada Corp. has announced plans to expand the Keystone crude oil pipeline system and provide additional capacity of 500,000 barrels per day from Western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2012.
TransCanada Proposes Second Oil Pipeline
Jun 12, 2008 - The project would connect with the Keystone pipeline already being built.

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