TC Energy will halt 1,000 construction works, stop Keystone XL works

WINNIPEG, Manitoba / WASHINGTON (Reuters) – TC Energy Corp will eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs in the coming weeks and halt work on the Keystone XL pipeline after US President Joe Biden revoked the project’s presidential permit, he said. the company in an email to employees.

The line was already under construction in Canada. It would have transported 830,000 barrels of oil per day across the United States to Nebraska.

Calgary-based TC Energy separately confirmed the authenticity of the email, sent Wednesday by KXL President Richard Prior and viewed by Reuters.

Earlier, in his e-mail, he said they will begin closing work at the US pumping station sites and the Canadian part of the project in the coming weeks.

“I believe this will send a troubling signal to infrastructure developers that resonates far beyond our project and stifles innovation for a practical transition to sustainable energy,” he said in the letter.

During the US campaign, Biden had pledged to cancel the project, which has been in development since 2008. Former President Donald Trump approved a permit for the line in 2017 shortly after he took office, but the line later went through. faced numerous legal challenges that hindered construction.

Reportage by Valerie Volcovici in Washington and Rod Nickel in Winnipeg; Editing by Steve Orlofsky