Keystone XL

Michels Canada is poised to begin construction on the $8 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline in Alberta, while construction in the United States is still delayed by a court appeal, Kallansh Energy reports. The Alberta-based company said it expects to begin construction near Oyen, Alberta, this summer and to complete the construction near Hardisty, Alberta, in the spring of 2022.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota. But it has not resolved a courtroom setback that would make it hard to finish the $8 billion project.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) The Trump administration on Jan. 22 approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom. The approval signed by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and obtained by The Associated Press covers 46 mi.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is asking a judge to change his order blocking the project to allow pre-construction work to continue, such as purchasing materials and finalizing contracts. Attorneys for the company will argue in a Nov.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge has blocked a permit for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and ordered officials to conduct a new environmental review. Environmentalists and tribal groups cheered the ruling by a U.S.

LINCOLN, NEB. (AP) The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said.

TransCanada Corporation recently announced it has successfully concluded the Keystone XL open season, securing approximately 500,000 barrels per day of firm, 20 year commitments, positioning the proposed project to proceed. Interest in the project remains strong and TransCanada will look to continue to secure additional long-term contracted volumes.

TransCanada Corp., the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, has requested that Nebraska regulators reconsider their approval the week of Nov. 20, of the pipeline's alternate route, rather than the one that the company has said it would prefer, PBS reported.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska regulator is set to decide whether to approve the proposed route of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state. The decision Nov. 20 could have a big impact on whether TransCanada Corp. decides to proceed with construction of the project, which was first proposed in 2008 but repeatedly delayed.

Keystone XL pipeline developer TransCanada announced July 28 that it is launching an open season in an effort to secure additional bids to support the pipeline's construction. The company invited interested parties to bid until September 28 for contracts to ship oil on the pipeline that would establish a connection between Alberta, Canada's oil sands and U.S.-based refiners and export opportunities, Politico reported.

Canada's problem with its oil pipeline capacity is becoming increasingly serious as opposition to new pipelines is growing in intensity. The situation will only worsen in the coming months as production continues to grow. Despite opposition, Canada's PM Justin Trudeau last year approved Kinder Morgan's Trans-Mountain expansion project, which will see the twin pipe transport almost 900,000 barrels of crude daily to Canada's Pacific coast.