The Saskatchewan portion of the project consists of approximately 261 km (162 miles) of pipeline and three pump stations traversing the Rural Municipalities (RM) of Deer Forks, Fox Valley, Enterprise, Piapot, Big Stick, Carmichael, Arlington, Grassy Creek and Val Marie, near the Canada/U.S. border.
From there the pipeline will continue south through Montana, South Dakota and finally to Steele City, Nebraska. The Keystone XL Pipeline will complete the existing base Keystone Pipeline System.
The three pump stations are located in: the RM of Fox Valley, RM of Piapot and RM of Grassy Creek.
In 2009, TC Energy submitted its regulatory application for Keystone XL in Canada. It was approved by the Canada Energy Regulator (formerly National Energy Board) in 2010. Since then, we have obtained all required easements in Canada, and have continued to conduct important project activities, including updates to environmental studies and ongoing stakeholder and Indigenous engagement. In May 2019, the Canada Energy Regulatory (CER) approved outstanding pre-construction conditions for the project in Canada.
Saskatchewan will directly benefit from Keystone XL as it will create substantial economic activity during both construction and operations, putting thousands of Canadians to work. It will also create demand for things such as construction and maintenance equipment, food services, accommodation and more. We anticipate a peak workforce of over 1,200 short-term jobs during construction across the right-of-way in Saskatchewan Once in-service, Keystone XL will also contribute an estimated $2.97 million in additional annual property taxes to municipalities along the pipeline right-of-way in Saskatchewan. These dollars will support community services such as fire protection, policing, schools, hospital districts and waste management.
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a critical infrastructure project for the economic strength and energy infrastructure of North America. We are committed to continuing to engage communities along the Keystone XL right-of-way in Canada and will provide regular updates as we construct the project.
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Safety is our number one value and identifying projects along the Keystone XL route that foster safety is a high priority. We recently contributed to the town of Shaunavon’s lighting project, aimed at keeping their citizens safe while promoting healthy and active lifestyles in Saskatchewan.
Shaunavon’s high-traffic walking path is mostly underlit. As the Canadian days get shorter, the lighting in many areas along 5th Avenue and the Trans Canada Trail are at a minimum.
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