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Bakken Marketlink Project

In the fall of 2010, TransCanada went to the market with a proposal to move Bakken crude oil production by constructing a receipt facility at Baker, Montana. The open season was successful, allowing TransCanada to sign firm term contracts for 65,000 bpd of crude oil transportation from the Bakken to key U.S. refining markets. The open season for this project closed on November 19, 2010.

The Bakken Marketlink project will provide receipt facilities to transport up to 100,000 bpd of crude oil from the Williston Basin producing region in North Dakota and Montana, to Cushing, Oklahoma and the U.S. Gulf Coast using facilities that make up part of the Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion Project (Keystone XL).

TransCanada intends to proceed with the necessary regulatory applications for approvals to construct and operate the required facilities and to provide transportation services.

Keystone XL and the Bakken Marketlink Project are expected to be in service by the end of 2014, subject to the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.

Parties who are interested in conducting commercial business with TransCanada Oil Pipelines are asked to please contact: