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Keystone Pipeline Updates

The following information has been compiled by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission in an effort to keep the public informed about the status of the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline projects in South Dakota.

Keystone Pipelines FAQ by the PUC

Project Overview by TransCanada

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Keystone I is a 220-mile crude oil pipeline that crosses the counties of Marshall, Day, Clark, Beadle, Kingsbury, Miner, Hanson, McCook, Hutchinson and Yankton. The project also includes four pump stations located in Day, Beadle, Miner and Hutchinson counties. TransCanada applied to the PUC for a permit to construct the pipeline through eastern South Dakota in April 2007; the PUC granted the permit, with conditions, in April 2008. Construction was completed in 2009 and the Keystone I Pipeline became operational in April 2010. See the PUC docket and post-construction details below.

HP07-001 Docket, Keystone I
     PUC's Final Decision and Order, HP07-001 (1,636 KB)

Post-Order Information, Keystone I
     Keystone Pipeline Public Liaison Officer and Reports
     Keystone I Maps
     Keystone I Construction Reports

Keystone XL is a proposed 313-mile crude oil pipeline that will cross portions of Harding, Butte, Perkins, Meade, Pennington, Haakon, Jones, Lyman and Tripp counties. The proposed project also includes seven pump stations to be located in Harding, Meade, Haakon, Jones and Tripp counties. The plans specify two pump stations each in Harding and Tripp counties.

TransCanada applied to the PUC for a permit to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline in western South Dakota in March 2009; the PUC granted the permit, with conditions, in February 2010. An amended order was issued in June 2010. The project is currently awaiting approval from the U.S. State Department. See the PUC docket and post-construction details below.

HP09-001 Docket, Keystone XL
     PUC's Amended Final Decision and Order, HP09-001 (2,212 KB)

Post-Order Information, Keystone XL
     Keystone XL Pipeline Public Liaison Officer and Reports