Our History in Nebraska
For over 30 years, TransCanada has been actively involved in the community building strong relationships with born and raised Nebraskans, and working together to protect and flourish the land and environment they love. As we move forward with Keystone XL throughout the state of Nebraska, we want to assure Nebraskans of our longstanding and unwavering commitment to them. We live, work and raise our families in the state and we’re going to be in Nebraska for decades to come. It’s absolutely critical that we continue to establish strong trustworthy relationships with all Nebraskans.
A long history
TransCanada’s longstanding history in Nebraska begins with the Northern Border Pipeline . The Northern Border Pipeline is a major natural gas transportation system which links the Midwest with natural gas reserves from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. For much of its history, the Northern Border Pipeline Company’s headquarters have been located in Omaha, Nebraska and remains there to this day. The pipeline has been operating safely since 1982 and TransCanada still remains involved with the operations of the pipeline.
Keystone Pipeline System
In 2006, TransCanada proposed to construct a pipeline system to enhance the energy security of the United States by transporting growing volumes of Canadian oil to refineries in the Midwest. The 1,853-mile crude oil pipeline passes through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri on its way to Illinois. In 2008, construction was underway and in June 2010, the taps were turned and the first phase of the Keystone Pipeline System went into operation.
Since then, the Keystone Pipeline System has safely and reliably transported over 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil from where it is produced in Canada and the U.S. to key U.S. refining centers. The original Keystone Pipeline passes through twelve of Nebraska’s counties and brought considerable economic benefits to the state and counties including thousands of jobs during construction and millions of dollars in property taxes during operations.
Part of the community
Over the last three decades TransCanada’s presence has grown significantly in Nebraska, including dozens of employees who work in the state supporting many lines of business and pipeline operations. As part of our commitment, TransCanada has worked hard to build strong relationships with Nebraskans; supporting community groups and initiatives and positively impacting the lives of our neighbors within the state.
We are committed to engaging in a renewed dialogue with Nebraska as Keystone XL progresses and want to hear directly from local residents. Contact the Keystone XL team at 1.866.717.7473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.