Keystone XL Pipeline


The proposed Keystone XL (KXL) 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 Steel 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
Greenhouse gases lowered by approximately 19 million metric tons (as opposed to shipping by rail)
36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline

Millions in property taxes

During the first year of operation, it’s estimated that Keystone XL Pipeline will generate about $55.6 million 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 proposed 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

Latest News

Mar 24 2017

TransCanada Receives Presidential Permit for Keystone XL

HOUSTON, TEXAS and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 24, 2017) - News Release - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that the U.S. Department of State has signed and issued a Presidential Permit to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline. ...

Nov 01 2016

TransCanada Reports Strong Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 1, 2016) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced a net loss attributable to common shares for third quarter 2016 of $135 million or $0.17 per share compared to net income of $402 million or $0.57 per share for...

Jul 28 2016

TransCanada Reports Solid Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 28, 2016) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced net income attributable to common shares for second quarter 2016 of $365 million or $0.52 per share compared to $429 million or $0.60 per share for the same pe...

Feb 11 2016

TransCanada Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2015 Financial Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 11, 2016) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced a net loss attributable to common shares for fourth quarter 2015 of $2.5 billion or $3.47 per share compared to net income of $458 million or $0.65 per share f...

Jan 06 2016

TransCanada Commences Legal Actions Following Keystone XL Denial

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 6, 2016) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) announced today it has filed a Notice of Intent to initiate a claim under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in response to the U.S. Administration's...