Keystone Pipeline Expansion Could Be Delayed Again, By Power Line Construction Delays

New Keystone RouteA Nebraska utility says the new route for the Keystone Pipeline expansion through the state will delay work on electric transmission lines for the pipeline.

Nebraska Public Power District officials say they won’t be able to build the transmission lines by the deadline TransCanada set for the end of 2014.

NPPD Chief Operating Officer Tom Kent says there’s no way the transmission lines will be ready by 2015.


TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline expansion will double its capacity from Alberta to the Texas coast if the Obama Administration gives the project final approval. ┬áThat approval could be months off, according to recent statements from the State Department.