TransCanada withdraws Keystone XL route application in Nebraska

TransCanada Corp. formally notified Nebraska’s Public Service Commission that it is withdrawing its revised route application for the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The move came after the Obama administration’s Nov. 6 denial of the project’s cross-border permit after more than 7 years of delays (OGJ Online, Nov. 6, 2015).

The company, which filed the application with Nebraska’s PSC in early October, said on Nov. 18 that it did not seem appropriate to keep it active following the administration’s permit denial action.

“Although we are withdrawing the application at this time, we are reserving the right to reapply to the PSC at a later date and remain committed to completing the final leg of the Keystone Pipeline system, [which] has already safely delivered over 1 billion bbl of Canadian and US crude oil to the Midwest and Gulf Coast,” it said in a statement.

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