CASE STUDIES

TransCanada Pipelines Services Provided

The Client
KXL Pipeline, TransCanada Pipelines Alberta, Canada

The Issues
The proposed Keystone expansion or Keystone XL Project is a crude oil pipeline starting in Hardisty, Alberta and extending south to serve markets in Port Arthur and Houston on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The pipeline will be initially developed to deliver 700,000 barrels per day of crude oil and expandable to 900,000 barrels per day with the addition of incremental pumping facilities. Neil Palmer & Associates is charged with working with a multidisciplinary team planning and implementing public consultation activities. The firm represents Keystone XL in local communities in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.

The Actions
Neil Palmer & Associates planned and implemented public consultation activities for the project announcement across three states and is responsible for continued outreach to targeted stakeholders. The firm continues to represent the project before local governments, non-governmental organizations, media, community leaders and landowners during the project routing, environmental study and application preparation.

The Results
Keystone XL has been well received across the potentially involved US areas. Neil Palmer & Associates will continue to secure support, respond to local concerns and momentum for permitting.