This primer (download PDF version) accompanies the EPRINC report examining the value of the Keystone XL Gulf Coast pipeline expansion to the United States. It is posted at www.eprinc.org/pdf/oilsandsvalue.pdf
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A proposal is pending before the U.S. Department of State to authorize the Canadian company, TransCanada, to proceed with construction of a cross border crude oil pipeline, called the Keystone XL project. The proposed pipeline route is shown in Figure 1 below and is a planned expansion of the original Keystone pipeline.