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About Keystone XL

What is Keystone XL?

The Keystone XL Pipeline is the fourth phase of the Keystone Pipeline System, an oil pipeline system in Canada and the United States solely owned by TC Energy, commissioned in 2010.

Keystone XL is a 1,210-mile (1,947-km) pipeline capable of safely delivering 830,000 barrels per day (Bbl/day) of crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, Nebraska, where it will connect with TC Energy’s existing facilities to reach U.S. Gulf Coast refiners to meet critical needs for transportation fuel and useful manufactured products. The pipeline project will invest US$8.0 billion into the North American economy.

The safest way to transport energy

Pipelines are the safest method of transporting crude oil and natural gas over long distances, and we are constantly striving to make them safer. Every day, our teams across North America work tirelessly to proactively maintain our pipelines, adopting innovative solutions in energy transportation and incorporating past learnings to push us closer to our ‘zero is real’ goal.

Each day in the U.S., more than 2.5 million miles of pipeline transport energy safely to intermediate and end-use markets. That’s enough pipe to circle the Earth 100 times. Accordingly, transporting energy via pipeline is:

Pipelines are safer than rail, road, and sea

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics – Transportation Accidents by Mode

Extensively studied

This is the most studied cross-border pipeline in the history of North America. Keystone XL has been extensively studied by federal, state and provincial agencies for more than a decade, including six comprehensive scientific reviews by the U.S. Department of State. All of this research concluded Keystone XL can be built safely and with care for the environment.

Water crossings

How we plan to cross major waterways like the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers

New technologies and engineering techniques allow pipelines such as Keystone XL to be safely installed below a river bed, leaving the natural resources above intact and undisturbed.

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is an environmentally friendly method used to cross sensitive areas with minimal impact to the surrounding area.

HDD crossings bury the pipe deeper on both sides of the riverbank, providing greater protection from floods and high water levels. Pipe used for river crossings has thicker steel with additional anti-corrosion and abrasion-resistant coatings.

Become a vendor

Providing services or materials to Keystone XL

TC Energy accepts applications from vendors looking to provide Keystone XL with services and/or materials.

Register your company at our Supplier Registration Portal. Once your company’s details have been provided, you may be contacted for additional information on your service/supply offerings or requested to provide proposals on project work directly to TC Energy or through our third-party contractors.

We also encourage you to visit Jobs.TCEnergy.com to learn more about current career opportunities at TC Energy.

For current work opportunities, visit our Employment page.

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