Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL Project. Executive Summary

The Keystone XL Pipeline (the proposed Project) is a proposed 875-mile pipeline project that would extend from Morgan, Montana, to Steele City, Nebraska. The pipeline would allow delivery of up to 830,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) in Canada and the Bakken Shale Formation in the United States to Steele City, Nebraska, for onward delivery to refineries in the Gulf Coast area. TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP (Keystone) has applied for a Presidential Permit that, if granted, would authorize the proposed pipeline to cross the United States-Canadian border at Morgan, Montana. The U.S. Department of State (the Department) prepared this Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (the Supplemental EIS) to assess the potential impacts associated with the proposed Project and its alternatives. The Supplemental EIS takes into consideration over 400,000 comments received during the scoping period and 1.5 million comments received on the Draft Supplemental EIS issued in March 2013. Notable changes since the Draft Supplemental EIS include: Expanded analysis of potential oil releases; Expanded climate change analysis; Updated oil market analysis incorporating new economic modeling; and Expanded analysis of rail transport as part of the No Action Alternative scenarios.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01520706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2014 2:33PM