TC Energy Cutting More Than 1,000 Keystone XL Construction Jobs as Work Halted

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In this Dec. 18, 2020 photo, pipes to be used for the Keystone XL pipeline are stored in a field near Dorchester, Neb. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Machian /Omaha World-Herald via AP

TC Energy Corp. is planning to eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs related to its decision to halt work on its Keystone XL pipeline expansion project.

The company suspended work on the project Wednesday as U.S. President Joe Biden cancelled a key presidential permit for the pipeline border crossing.

TC Energy had earlier warned that blocking the project would lead to the layoffs of thousands of union workers building the pipeline.

 

The 1,947-kilometre pipeline is designed to carry 830,000 barrels a day of crude oil from Hardisty, Alta., to Steele City, Neb.

Some 200 kilometres of pipe have already been installed for the expansion, including across the Canada-U.S. border, and construction has begun on pump stations in Alberta and several U.S. states.

TC Energy announced a plan Sunday to eliminate the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from Keystone XL’s operations, even as its future appeared in doubt.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 21, 2021.

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    1. Ron H Fichtner

      What a stupid move by Biden. The US can now purchase their oil from despotic, dirty, unethical countries as there is no doubt they continue to need heavy oil. This was just a political move he felt necessary because all things Trump must be over-turned. What a weak leader that can only pander to pressure rather than do what is good for the country.

      January 21, 2021 at 6:52 PM

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