Work starts in Montana on Keystone XL By The Canadian Press | April 8, 2020, 6:33 a.m. | Share:
- TC Energy has started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline across the U . S . -Canada border. Work got underway despite calls from tribal leaders and environmentalists to delay the $8-billion project amid the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesman for TC Energy says work began over the weekend at the border crossing in northern Montana, a remote area with sprawling cattle ranches and wheat fields. The company says about 100 workers will be involved in the pipeline's early stages, but that number is expected to swell into the thousands in coming months as work proceeds. Enjoy 24/7 news, data and analysis on Canada’s oilpatch with the Daily Oil Bulletin. SIGN UP TODAY FOR A FREE 14-DAY TRIAL The 1,930 kilometre pipeline was proposed in 2008 and would carry up to 830,000 barrels of crude daily for transfer to refineries and export terminals on the Gulf of Mexico. It's been tied up for years in legal battles and several court challenges are still pending, including one that's due before a judge next week. TC Energy's surprise March 31 announcement that it intended to start construction came after the Alberta government invested 1.1-billion to jump start work. Leaders of American Indian tribes and some residents of rural communities along the pipeline route worry that workers could spread the coronavirus. As many as 11 construction camps, some housing up to one-thousand people, were initially planned for the project, although TC Energy says those are under review because of the virus. TC Energy says it plans to check everyone entering work sites for fever and ensure workers practice social distancing. © 2020 The Canadian Press
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Apr 08, 2020
Work starts in Montana on Keystone XL
By The Canadian Press |April 8, 2020, 6:33 a.m. |Share:
TC Energy has started construction on the lo
Work starts in Montana on Keystone XL By The Canadian Press |April 8, 2020, 6:33 a.m. |Share: TC Energy has started construction on the lo