TC Energy proceeds with Keystone XL

The project will be 1,947 km in length and will be capable of delivering 830,000 bbl/d of crude oil from Alberta to Nebraska.

In Nebraska, the pipeline will connect with TC Energy’s existing facilities to reach US Gulf Coast refiners and meet critical needs for transportation fuel and useful manufactured products.

Earlier in March, the company commenced preliminary work along the route despite opponents awaiting a judge’s ruling on a request to block any work.

Now, TC Energy President and CEO Russ Girling says the company appreciates the ongoing backing of landowners, customers, Indigenous groups and numerous partners in North America who helped secure the project.

“In addition, we thank US President Donald Trump and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney as well as many government officials across North America for their advocacy without which, individually and collectively, this project could not have advanced,” said Mr Girling.

“During construction, we will continue to take guidance from all levels of government and health authorities to determine the most proactive and responsible actions in order to ensure the safety of our crews and community members during the current COVID-19 situation.

“Construction will advance only after every consideration for health and safety of our people, their families and of those in the surrounding communities has been taken into account.”

Pre-construction activities are already underway, and the pipeline is expected to enter service in 2023.

For more information visit the TC Energy website.

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