National Energy Board approves pre-construction pipeline work starting at the end of January
Calgary-based TransCanada says it’ll start clearing trees and foliage next week for the northern route of its planned Keystone XL pipeline.
On Monday, the National Energy Board announced it had approved the pipeline company’s request to do some winter clearing work. The regulator said the company had satisfied requirements to remove trees and shrubs around Hardisty, Alta., and further south in a block known as Keystone’s north spread.
The pipeline, expected to cost $8-billion, would carry 830,000 barrels of crude a day from Hardisty to Nebraska. The pipeline would then connect with the original Keystone that runs to refineries in Texas. [read more]