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Keystone XL 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 proposed TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline project in South Dakota.

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 construction permit, with conditions, in February 2010. An amended order was issued in June 2010. Because construction of the pipeline in South Dakota did not begin within four years of the permit being issued by the PUC, TransCanada must certify to the PUC that the Keystone XL Pipeline continues to meet the conditions upon which the permit was issued. The company filed for this certification in September 2014. The certification was found valid and accepted in January 2016. The project received a presidential permit in March 2019. The presidential permit was revoked in January 2021 by presidential executive order.

As of Jan. 20, 2021, TC Energy suspended construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Dockets and Links
Keystone Pipelines FAQ by the PUC
Keystone XL Pipeline certification docket HP14-001
Keystone XL Pipeline construction docket HP09-001
Keystone XL Pipeline construction permit, amended final decision and order, HP09-001
Keystone XL Pipeline Liaison, information and reports

Representatives from the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission are available to assist consumers with issues, questions or complaints regarding the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline project. They may be contacted by e-mail or by calling 1-800-332-1782.

Keystone XL has established, at the order of the PUC, a public liaison officer to promptly resolve problems and complaints that may arise as a result of the proposed project. The officer may be contacted by e-mail or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-443-6466.