Like all our operations, Keystone XL will have comprehensive Emergency Response Plans in place that outline the steps we’ll take to respond in the unlikely event of an incident. We develop these plans throughout the project, and don’t go into operation until they’re finalized.
We work very closely with emergency responders across our pipeline route so that everyone will be prepared in case of an incident. Every year, we host over 100 safety exercises to ensure that we, and our first response partners, are ready in the rare case of an incident.
In an emergency situation, our goal is to ensure an effective, coordinated response to contain and control any incident so we protect you, your community, the environment and surrounding infrastructure.
Our local field staff handles direct response activities, such as isolation of the emergency, containment and control, co-ordination of response activities and restoration of service. We also work with local communities through regular emergency drills and exercise, which allows us to build relationships with local first responders and community officials, informing each other of emergency response strategies and gaining an understanding of each other’s roles and responsibilities.