Environment & Energy Report

ENERGY BRIEFING: Trump Lets Keystone Ship More, Extends LNG Term

July 30, 2020, 10:08 AM

The Trump administration will allow the existing Keystone pipeline to carry more oil-sands crude into the Midwest and U.S. Gulf Coast while the conduit’s decade-old expansion project faces renewed legal hurdles.

A White House permit issued yesterday raises the cross-border shipping limit for the TC Energy Corp. line to 760,000 barrels a day, from 590,000 under a previous presidential permit, company spokesman Terry Cunha said in an email. The White House decision came after President Donald Trump’s earlier approval of TC Energy’s proposed Keystone XL expansion project was hampered by a federal court decision that blocked most construction.


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