The Keystone Pipeline

Carter Genslak, News & Photo Editor

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The keystone pipeline system is an oil pipeline system designed to carry oil across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri and on the way to oil refineries in Patoka, Illinois and Cushing, Oklahoma. The pipeline can carry around 24 million gallons of oil daily. There are a total of three phases to this pipeline. The pipeline costed a total of 5.2 billion dollars; there is a new planned pipeline called Keystone XL. The XL is planned to run from Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska where it would then be joining the original pipeline. 

   In recent news, the pipeline leaked a total of 383,000 gallons of oil. This affected over 22,500 square feet of land. The oil did not affect any people. On Sunday, November 24th, the company TC Energy, who owns the pipeline, reported that they’ve recovered around 337,550 gallons of oil and another 141,834 gallons of oily water. Some wetlands were affected, but no water sources were affected.