TransCanada to replace some sections of Keystone pipeline

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Canadian-based company plans to replace sections of its Keystone pipeline so the company can begin pumping oil at higher pressure.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that some of the sections of TransCanada Corp.’s pipeline didn’t meet federal strength standards, so the company must replace those sections so it can pump oil at higher pressure. TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha told the newspaper that running at the higher pressure “allows us to be more efficient with our operations.”

The work is scheduled to begin this month and extend through 2017 in Nebraska, Souh Dakota, Kansas, Illinois and Missouri. The 30-inch pipeline first went into operation in June 2010.

In November President Barack Obama killed the company’s plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star