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No excess pipe from Keystone project: exec

Keywords: Tags  TransCanada, Keystone XL, Gulf Coast project, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — TransCanada Corp. will not have any excess pipe left over from its rerouted Keystone XL project, even though its new route is 509 miles shorter than the original, a company spokesman told AMM.

"The pipe that has already been manufactured is being used for both the Gulf Coast pipeline project and Keystone XL," he said in an e-mail, noting that the reroute to avoid environmentally sensitive areas in Nebraska will require the manufacture of more pipe.

The Calgary, Alberta-based company’s Gulf Coast project runs 485 miles between Cushing, Okla., and Nederland, Texas.

The U.S. State Department recently released its draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Keystone XL’s reroute (, March 4).

TransCanada had said in the past that a rejection of Keystone XL could prompt a resale of the pipe manufactured for the project (, Feb. 9, 2012).

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