Keystone XL Pipeline's Cost In South Dakota More Than Doubles



In its petition TransCanada said the five-mile Bakken Marketlink pipeline, which will deliver 100,000 bpd of light sweet Bakken crude into Keystone XL, had been added to the project. The renewed petition was first reported by Argus, a trade publication.

There are also "minor route variations designed to accommodate landowner concerns and improve constructability," according to the filing, that will be reviewed by the Commission before construction can begin.

TransCanada's Howard said he did not know how long it would take for South Dakota to review the new petition.

"We do not know if they are going to have hearings and meetings to evaluate what we have provided them. We have to go through that process," he said.

In addition to federal approval, TransCanada is also awaiting word from Nebraska's Supreme Court, expected by early next year, on whether the state's governor acted properly when he approved a route for the Keystone XL pipeline.

(Additional reporting by Catherine Ngai in New York; Editing by Jessica Resnick-Ault and Marguerita Choy)


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