U.S. Has Built 10 Keystones Since 2010
While environmentalists and TransCanada continue to battle over construction of the Keystone Pipeline, American pipeline companies have constructed the equivalent of 10 Keystone Pipelines over the last decade. The red lines show pipelines that already existed in 2005. The blue lines show pipelines that have been constructed since then. The new pipelines carry oil from Alberta to Chicago, Michigan and St. Louis. There is even a pipeline running to Cushing, Oklahoma and from there on to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. These lines just do not have the capacity of Keystone. The U.S. has built 12,000 miles of new pipeline since 2010. This is compared to the 875-mile sector of Keystone that is still under dispute. The State Department has reviewed the project five times, giving it a positive review, but President Obama is expected to reject it once more before leaving office in 2017.