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Keystone XL

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The safest way to transport oil in North America

Keystone XL offers a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible way to deliver crude oil to markets in the U.S., strengthening continental energy security.

This 1,210-mile (1,947-km) pipeline is capable of safely delivering 830,000 barrels per day (Bbl/day) of crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, Nebraska, where it will connect with existing facilities to reach U.S. Gulf Coast refiners to meet critical needs for transportation fuel and useful manufactured products.

With pre-construction activities underway, the pipeline is expected to enter service in 2023.

An $8 billion economic investment, creating jobs when they will be needed most

Keystone XL will play a central role in promoting North American energy infrastructure, with an approximately US$8 billion investment into the North American economy.

After years of study, key regulatory approvals, including a Presidential permit, and the support of landowners, customers, Indigenous groups and numerous partners in the U.S. and Canada, this important energy infrastructure project is poised to put tens of thousands of people to work, and generate substantial economic benefits in the states and provinces and communities along the way.

Project highlights

  • Thousands of well-paying jobs during construction
  • Advances continental energy security
  • Tens of millions in property and income taxes through every year of operation
  • Six comprehensive scientific reviews by the U.S. Department of State over the past decade concluding that the project can be built and operated in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way
  • Safer and less-GHG intensive than alternative methods of transporting crude oil to market
  • Thousands of stakeholders engaged, including landowners, community members and Indigenous communities

Project overview

Hundreds of millions in property taxes
Once operational, Keystone XL will generate hundreds of millions in property taxes for municipalities in more than 40 counties in Canada and the United States – valuable funds that can be spent on schools, hospitals, roads and more.

Creating work
Construction of Keystone XL will create 13,200 (U.S., 10,400, and Canada, 2,800) high-quality jobs and local contracting opportunities for welders, surveyors, engineers, environmental specialists and more for communities and Indigenous groups. Overall, construction will support nearly 60,000 (U.S., 42,000 and Canada, 17,000) direct, indirect and induced employment opportunities generated by the business that will be created by supplying goods and services to the project and the project’s workforce.

Safely transporting energy
Keystone XL has been carefully studied by federal, state and provincial agencies for more than a decade. These studies unanimously concluded Keystone XL can be built safely and with care for the environment.

Read the project overview

Employment opportunities

American jobs

Employment will generate $2 billion in earnings
  • 10,400 high-quality jobs during construction
  • 42,000 direct, indirect and induced employment opportunities

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Canadian jobs

Employment will generate $1.6 billion in earnings
  • 2,800 high-quality jobs during construction
  • 17,000 direct, indirect and induced employment opportunities

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$3.4 billion

boost to U.S. GDP

$2.4 billion

for Canada's GDP during construction

Creating jobs

during construction for 13,200 Canadians and Americans

Safe delivery

of 830,000 barrels of
oil per day

 

How are we regulated?

The Keystone XL Pipeline is governed according to regulations outlined by the United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), which replaced the National Energy Board (NEB) in August 2019.

Regulatory contacts:

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Local 1-202-502-6088
Toll-Free 1-866-208-3372

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Canada Energy Regulator (CER)
Local 1-403-292-4800 1-403-292-5503
Toll-Free 1-800-899-1265 1-877-288-8803

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