TransCanada Says Southern Keystone Leg on Schedule

January 18, 2013

TransCanada says work on the southern part of its Keystone XL pipeline that runs from Oklahoma to refineries in Texas is proceeding smoothly, unaffected by lawsuits and protests from environmentalists.

The company plans to start up the line, slated to carry 700,000 barrels a day, during the fourth quarter of this year, according to Reuters. "We've got a pipeline route that's hundreds of miles long, so if there are [protest] activities that take place on one property, our crews still have plenty of work to do," said Shawn Howard, a spokesman for TransCanada.

Source: AGC