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TransCanada Corporation (TRP) is undertaking the construction of Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries in the US.
The project involves the construction of a 1,897km, 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline to deliver 800,000 barrels per day. The pipeline begins in Hardisty in the Alberta province in Canada and passes through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines to reach refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.
The draft EIS report was submitted in November 2008.
On March 11, 2010, the National Energy Board (NEB) approved an application from TransCanada.
On November 14, 2011, TRP signed an agreement with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to identify a pipeline route to avoid the Sand Hills.
In January 2012, the US Government administration rejected the approval for the project.
On September 5, 2012, TRP submitted an application to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
On January 22, 2013, the Governor of Nebraska approved a new route through Nebraska of the project.
Environmental Resources Management, Inc has been appointed as environmental consultant.
In January 2015, TRP secured approvals from US Government administration for the project implementation. However, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission announced that it would vote a bill to authorize construction of the pipeline.
On November 6, 2015, the government of US rejected the planning application due to environmental issues.
In February 2017, TRP resubmitted an application to Nebraska Public Service Commission with a route through Nebraska, following the same route that state regulators approved in 2013.
On March 24, 2017, the US Government administration approved the construction permit for the project.
In November 2017, TRP received final permission from the Nebraska Public Service Commission to construct the pipeline along the mainline alternative route. TRP will have to secure easements from a new set of land owners.
Construction is expected to start in 2019 and expected to be completed by 2022.
The project involves the construction of a 1,897km, 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline to deliver 800,000 barrels per day from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
The US$8,000 million project includes the following:
1. Laying of 1,897km crude oil pipeline
2. Construction pump stations
3. Construction of related facilities
4. Installation of safety systems
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