TransCanada Submits New Route For Pipeline
KSCB News - April 19, 2012 8:07 am
TransCanada says it has submitted a proposal
for a new route through Nebraska for the disputed Keystone XL oil
The company said in a statement Wednesday that it has submitted
a planned route for the pipeline to Nebraska officials. The state
has become a focus of concern for the 1,700-mile pipeline, which
would carry oil from western Canada through Kansas to the Texas
Gulf Coast. President Barack Obama blocked the pipeline earlier
this year, citing uncertainty over a planned route intended to
avoid Nebraska’s environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.
Details of the new route were not immediately available. A
spokeswoman for the State Department said officials had not
received notification of a new route. State Department approval is
need because the $7 billion pipeline crosses a U.S. border.
TransCanada says the pipeline will accept crude from Montana and
North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation.