TransCanada Filling Cushing Link

TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO) said on Thursday it has started filling the latest extension of its Keystone pipeline system with oil as it readies the line for commercial service in the first quarter of 2011. Terry Cunha, a spokesman for TransCanada, the country’s No. 1 pipeline operator, said linefill for Keystone’s Cushing Extension, which runs from Steele City, Nebraska, to the oil storage hub at Cushing, Oklahoma, began last month, and about two-thirds of the needed crude is already in the system. “So far, things are going as planned and we’re actually ahead of schedule,” he said. Keystone’s first phase, from Hardisty, Alberta, to Wood River and Patoka, Illinois, can carry as much as 435,000 barrels per day of oil sands crude to Midwest refineries. That capacity will be raised to 591,000 barrels per day when the Cushing Extension is complete, giving Canadian oil producers, already the largest suppliers of crude to the United States, further access to the U.S. market. TransCanada is still awaiting U.S. government approval for a further extension of Keystone from Cushing to the Gulf of Mexico coast. Approval for the Keystone XL project has been delayed because of opposition from some federal and state legislators and environmental groups, who worry about the impact of increased Canadian oil sands development on air, land, water and local communities. Some oppose the route across Nebraska and the Ogallala Aquifer, a massive underground water source beneath the Great Plains. ((09 DEC 2010))

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0918851420101209

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-24/transcanada-plans-early-2011-start-of-keystone-system-s-cushing-extension.html

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http://dirtyoilsands.org/news/article/transcanada_plans_early_2011_start_of_keystone_pipeline_cushing_extension/

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http://www.transcanada.com/3087.html

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http://www.transcanada.com/5467.html

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Pipeline

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http://www.montanapetroleum.org/assets/PDF/annualMeeting/TransCanada-Keystone-Pipeline-Presentation.pdf

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