Keystone Pipeline Project Moving Toward Completion

November 2010, Vol. 65 No. 11

TransCanada is a leader in the development and operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada's network of wholly owned natural gas pipelines extends more than 37,000 miles, tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with approximately 380 Bcf of storage capacity. For more information visit:

Keystone Project Highlights
• Total length is 2,148 miles;
• 1,379 total miles of new pipeline was built in the U.S., including 1,084 miles of the U.S. mainline from the U.S.-Canadian border to markets in Wood River and Patoka as Phase I and 295 miles from Nebraska to Cushing as Phase II;
• The Canadian portion included construction of 232 miles of pipeline and the conversion of 537 miles of existing TransCanada pipeline from natural gas to crude oil transmission;
• The new line has a 30-inch outer diameter to Illinois and increases to 36 inches from Nebraska and Kansas to Cushing;
• The pipeline was buried with a minimum depth of cover of four feet, depending on land use;
• Initial nominal capacity is 435,000 bpd with the capability of increasing capacity to 590,000 bpd; and
• Estimated operating pressure for the new pipeline sections is 1,440 psi. The converted section will operate at its current approved allowable operating pressure of 880 psig.