As Keystone XL and Northern Gateway oil pipelines stall, other projects ready to de-bottleneck Cushing

Source: Industrial Info Resources

President Obama's denial last week of a permit for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is creating problems for some proposed crude-oil pipelines, and opportunities for others. The Keystone XL project shot down by the president would have run 1,700 miles from Hardisty, Alberta, to Cushing, Oklahoma, and on to refineries in Texas. Developed by TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) (Calgary, Alberta), Keystone XL is a $7 billion project to transport up to 700,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) of oil sands crude oil to the U.S.

Another proposed crude-oil pipeline, Northern Gateway, would seem to be a logical beneficiary of the Obama administration's decision. That project, valued at approximately $5 billion, would stretch about 2,000 miles from the oil sands fields of Alberta to export terminals in British Columbia, where it would be shipped to Asian markets. But that proposed pipeline, being developed by Enbridge Incorporated (NYSE:ENB) (Calgary, Alberta), has run into the same kind of political and environmental opposition that stymied Keystone XL in the U.S.

For details, view the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at, or browse other breaking industrial news stories at

Industrial Info Resources (IIR), with global headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, and eight offices outside of North America, is the leading provider of global market intelligence specializing in the industrial process, heavy manufacturing and energy markets. Industrial Info's quality-assurance philosophy, the Living Forward Reporting Principle™, provides up-to-the-minute intelligence on what's happening now, while constantly keeping track of future opportunities. To contact an office in your area, visit the "Contact Us" page.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs