Why the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Jobs and Our Economy

The KXL project is good for Nebraska’s economy and Nebraskans will benefit in a number of ways. According to the U.S. State Departments Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS), KXL will create approximately 4,400 jobs (direct and indirect) and $149 million in earnings locally during construction of the project. This will put many Nebraskans to work and lead to a boost in business activity in the state.

In addition, the FSEIS all estimates that KXL will generate approximately $244 million in Gross State Product, approximately $16.5 million in sales taxes and approximately $11.7 million in property taxes in its first full year of operations. This is money that will directly benefit local schools, hospitals, first responders, roads and other vital community services.

Advancing Energy Security

The KXL project is good for America. North America’s infrastructure is lagging behind the growth in crude oil production and KXL will jumpstart efforts to bridge the gap. KXL will strengthen the United States’ energy security and remains in the national interest. The project is an important new piece of modern U.S. infrastructure that secures access to an abundant energy resource produced by a neighbor that shares a commitment to a clean and healthy environment.

A Safe and Reliable Pipeline

The safe, reliable construction and operation of KXL is a top priority through and will be achieved though enhanced standards, powerful technology and independent reviews.  KXL will use corrosion-resistant pipe and construction welds reviewed by third parties and audited by the U.S. Government. Modern technology will be built into the pipe to continuously monitor product flow 24 hours a day, 365 a year. Regular aerial and land inspections will occur to supplement digital monitoring, and emergency protocols will be set up and routinely practiced.

TransCanada Corporation brings vast experience and a solid safety record to the KXL project. Currently maintaining more than 56,100 miles of underground pipeline in North America, their cutting-edge technology would detect the slightest leak so that it can be stopped remotely, and the emergency response plan activated. This plan allows Keystone to address the most unlikely emergencies with swiftness and accuracy. With safety and environmental protection as core values, TransCanada will be responsible to remediate any leak impact and pay for any damages.

To learn more about KXL please visit the KXL project website