Keystone XL Pipeline

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The Keystone XL Pipeline offers a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible way to deliver crude oil to markets in the U.S. The project, which will run from Hardisty, Alta., to Steele City, Neb., will play a central role in promoting North American energy security, create thousands of jobs and provide economic benefits to many communities along its route.

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$3.4 billion boost to U.S. GDP

$3.4 billion boost to U.S. GDP

Greenhouse gases lowered by approximately 19 million metric tons (as opposed to shipping by rail)

Greenhouse gases lowered by approximately 19 million metric tons (as opposed to shipping by rail)

36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline

36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline

Community Support

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Millions in property taxes

During the first year of operation, it’s estimated that Keystone XL Pipeline will generate tens of millions in property taxes for towns and cities spread across 27 counties in three states – valuable funds that can be spent on schools, hospitals, roads and more.


Tens of thousands of jobs created

During construction of Keystone XL Pipeline, thousands of well-paying jobs will be created. This includes opportunities for everything from welding, to surveying, engineering, environmental protection and more.


Frequently Asked Questions

Keystone XL Pipeline is a 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline, beginning in Hardisty, Alta., and extending south to Steele City, Neb. The pipeline will create thousands of jobs for Americans, increase tax benefits for counties and communities and provide a safe, secure, reliable source of energy to help fuel the everyday lives of Americans.

Keystone XL Pipeline will be a much-needed refocus on U.S. infrastructure, while also producing thousands of well-paying jobs and substantial economic benefits to local communities and the U.S. GDP.

We continue to work with Federal, State, tribal and local leaders to secure the support needed for this important project and are working to obtain all applicable permits and approvals.

We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact during the development of the Keystone XL Pipeline. We have built pipelines in all conditions throughout the U.S. and Canada and pride ourselves on minimizing impact and returning the land to its original condition.

We employ the most modern construction techniques when building our pipelines and take precautions around roads and water crossings.

For instance:

  • Normal farming equipment may cross the right-of-way without restrictions
  • We are responsible for the repair of drain tiles, irrigation or other buried utilities, if damaged during pipeline construction
  • We will minimize road impact during construction and will be responsible for repairing any road damage caused by construction
  • We will use a state-of-the-art technique called horizontal directional drilling to bury the pipeline well below river beds, allowing us to bury the pipe deeper on both sides of the river bank, offering protection from floods or high river levels
  • We will use thicker steel where pipe crosses a river and the pipe will be further protected by advanced non-abrasive coatings

Documents and Maps

The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline will contribute to U.S. energy security, create thousands of jobs and provide a substantial economic benefit to local communities. It will stretch all the way from Hardisty, Alta., to Steel City, Neb. Explore the route below.

How are we regulated?

The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is governed according to regulations outlined by the United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), National Energy Board (NEB) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

National Energy Board (NEB)
Local 1.403.292.4800 1.403.292.5503
Toll-Free 1.800.899.1265 1.877.288.8803


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)



Toll-Free 1.866.208.3372



Ways to reach us

We’re here to answer your questions. For general questions you can contact us by email, but for a quicker response, please call us directly.

Keystone XL Pipeline

Keystone XL Pipeline (TransCanada)
450 – 1 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta    T2P 5H1

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Keystone XL Pipeline (TransCanada)
700 Louisiana St., Suite 700
Houston, Texas 77002


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Emergency Response
Our commitment to the safety of our people, pipelines and facilities is unwavering. In case of an emergency, please call the appropriate 24-hour toll-free hotline:
Canada: 1.888.982.7222
US: 1.800.447.8066

Landowner Helpline
A key component in maintaining the integrity of our facilities is input from all stakeholders: Indigenous communities, landowners and governments. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know.

Head Office
450 – 1 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5H1



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Media Relations
TransCanada welcomes enquiries from media. Please direct questions to:
1.800.608.7859 Toll-free (North America)

Investor Relations
We welcome inquiries from analysts, shareholders and prospective shareholders at:
1.800.361.6522 Toll-free (North America)