Keystone XL Canada 101
The Keystone XL Pipeline project is a 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline, beginning in Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to Steele City, Nebraska. This pipeline is a critical infrastructure project for the economic strength and energy security of North America.
The Canadian portion of the Project consists of approximately 530 km of pipeline and eight pump stations traversing portions of southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. The pipeline’s route in Canada extends from Hardisty, Alberta to Monchy, Saskatchewan, which is on the Canada/U.S. border. From there the pipeline will continue south through Montana, South Dakota and finally to its terminus point in Steele City, Nebraska. The Keystone XL Pipeline will connect to the existing base Keystone Pipeline System.
• Alberta scope – Approximately 269 km of pipe and five pump stations
• Saskatchewan scope – Approximately 261 km of pipe and three pump stations
The National Energy Board (NEB) permit for the Canadian portion of the project was granted in 2010. Following this, in 2011, facility construction at the Hardisty tank terminal and several pump stations along the route commenced. Keystone XL’s construction preparation activities in Canada resumed in 2018. We are working towards starting primary construction activities on the pipeline in early 2019.
Current Project Schedule
|Q1 2018||Continue to engage key stakeholders and Indigenous communities|
|Resumed construction preparation|
|Q2 2018||Conduct environmental surveys along the project route|
|Q3 2018||Engage potential construction contractors|
|Recommence early pump station civil work activities|
|2019||Begin primary pipeline construction activities|