NEW YORK Nov 5 TransCanada Corp on
Tuesday said it has began construction on a 47.2 mile (76 km)
pipeline lateral that will connect its Gulf Coast pipeline to
refineries in the Houston, Texas area.
Construction of the pipeline will be complete in 2014 and
cost $300 million, the company said in a filing with the U.S.
Securities and Exchanges Commission. The line will run from the
Nederland, Texas, area to Houston.
The Canadian company is expected to begin linefill this week
on its 700,000 barrels-per-day Gulf Coast pipeline, the southern
leg of its Keystone XL pipeline that when it begins operating at
the end of the year will carry oil from the Cushing, Oklahoma
storage hub to Port Arthur, Texas.