TransCanada prepares for Keystone XL construction

Following on from the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s approval of the pipeline route in November last year, the open season has concluded, securing approximately 500,000 bbl/d of firm and 20-year commitments.

TransCanada will continue to look to secure further long-term contracted volumes.

“Over the past 12 months, the Keystone XL project has achieved several milestones that move us significantly closer to constructing this critical energy infrastructure for North America,” TransCanada President and CEO Russ Girling said.

“We thank President Donald Trump and his administration for their continued support and appreciate the ongoing efforts of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska legislative and congressional delegation, Omaha Federation of Labor, Nebraska State AFL-CIO, our customers and various stakeholders to advance this project.

“Furthermore, we appreciate Alberta Premier Rachel Notley for her government’s commitment to the project which was instrumental to achieving the commercial support needed to proceed.”

TransCanada is working with landowners and local communities to gain easements for the approved route.

Construction preparation has commenced and will increase as the permitting process continues throughout 2018.

It is expected that primary construction will begin in 2019.

For more information visit the TransCanada website.

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