Keystone XL pipe stockpiled before approval

Nov 09, 2011 | 03:19 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  TransCanada, Keystone XL, line pipe, pipeline, oil, tar sands, Evraz, Obama Michael Cowden

TORONTO — TransCanada Corp. is stockpiling pipe for its planned Keystone XL pipeline at sites across the United States and Canada as the mega-project awaits approval from the Obama administration, a company spokesman told AMM Wednesday.

The Calgary, Alberta-based energy company is "pre-staging" pipe in areas next to manufacturing facilities, functioning pipe yards and "yards that have previously been used as pipe storage areas," the spokesman said via e-mail.

The confirmation from TransCanada that pipe was being staged for the construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline came after media reports Tuesday that pipe for the controversial project was being shipped "daily" into Gascoyne, N.D., where it is being stockpiled. Other market sources told AMM that pipe also was being stored at several locations in and around Regina, Saskatchewan, where Chicago-based Evraz Inc. NA has pipemaking operations.....

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