Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Related Pages

USA Oil Pipelines

TransCanada Oil Pipelines

Pipeline News


For More Pipeline News

Pipeline Blog Entries


Summary Information

  • Source: Hardisty, Alberta
  • Destination: Nederland, Texas
  • Ownership: TransCanada
  • Website: http://www.transcanada.com/
  • Length: kilometres (1,661-miles)
  • Capacity: 830,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: Heavy Canadian Oil Sands Crude

The Route

  • The pipeline that will begin at Hardisty, Alberta, and extend southeast through Saskatchewan, Mont., South Dakota and Nebraska. The pipeline would then incorporate the existing Keystone Pipeline Phase II through Nebraska and Kansas to serve markets at Cushing, Okla., before continuing through Oklahoma to a delivery point near existing terminals in Nederland, Texas, to serve the Port Arthur, Texas, marketplace.
  • Permission has been denied by the US Federal Government

Contractors

  • Universalpegasus:

Pipeline Status

  • Transcanada are currently working on the licencing and permitting phase of the project
  • Due to political problems, the project has been split into two, to facilitate an earlier start. The first segment of the project from Cushing to Texas is under construction and will be completed at the beginning of 2014.
  • There is also a 48-mile (77-kilometer), Houston Lateral Project to transport crude oil to refineries in the Houston area
  • The section from Canada to Oklahoma has not yet received permission

History

  • 2008 - Keystone XL pipeline project announced
  • 2009 - WorleyParsons awarded Detailed Engineering Design Contract for the Pipeline System Expansion
  • 2011 - Congress passed a bill requiring the President to make a decision on the extention of the pipeline
  • 2011 - TransCanada Launches Binding Open Season for Keystone Pipeline System Extension
  • 2011 - Quanta Services Selected by TransCanada for Joint Venture to Build Keystone XL Pipeline
  • 2011 - Department of State announces it will run its own enquiry
  • 2011 - Planned capacity increased to 830,000 bpd
  • 2012 - Transcanada announces that the project has been split in two
  • 2012 - TransCanada announes Keystone XL Nebraska Re-route
  • 2014 - Crude reaches Texas, with the completion of phase I
  • 2014 - Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Released
  • 2015 - President Obama refuses to grant the project permission

Other Information

  • Because the pipeline crosses national borders, approval is required by the President
  • Controversy & protests have led the US Government to order an enquiry, slowing the project down

Links

  1. WorleyParsons awarded Detailed Engineering Design Contract for the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline System Expansion
  2. Universalpegasus Pipeline References
  3. Keystone Pipeline to expand to serve the U.S. Gulf Coast
  4. NPRA Welcomes House Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation
  5. TransCanada Launches Binding Open Season for Cushing Marketlink to Port Arthur and Houston
  6. Quanta Services Selected by TransCanada for Joint Venture to Build Keystone XL Pipeline
  7. TransCanada to Work with Department of State on New Keystone XL Route Options
  8. TransCanada Announces Additional Commitments to Keystone XL Following Successful Open Season
  9. TransCanada Set to Re-Apply for Keystone XL Permit Proceeding with Gulf Coast Project
  10. TransCanada Applies for Keystone XL Presidential Permit
  11. TransCanada Listens to Nebraskans; Updated Keystone XL Nebraska Re-route Reflects Their Feedback
  12. TransCanada Launches Binding Open Season for Cushing Marketlink to Gulf Coast
  13. Gulf Coast Project Begins Delivering Crude Oil to Nederland, Texas
  14. Keystone XL Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Released
  15. Final Environmental Review Demonstrates Keystone XL Should be Approved
  16. U.S. State Department’s environmental statement provides basis for Keystone approval on environmental, economic, energy security merits
  17. Statement From the Honourable Joe Oliver on the U.S. State Department’s Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline Project
  18. Obama Denies Keystone XL Permit; TransCanada Will Review its Options

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License