The Missouri River crossing by the Keystone oil pipeline from South Dakota into Nebraska is complete and waiting to be connected to the main line. It marks the first time the long-discussed pipeline has actually reached into the Husker State.
Keystone spokesman Jeff Rauh says crews have finished boring the pipe under the river last week and everything went smoothly with the process. Rauh says the pipe will now be capped off, and wait for construction to reach it next summer. He says it’s typical to just cap off the ends of the pipe in this sort of a river bed project until the main pipeline is ready to be connected.
Rauh says construction next spring will begin in several areas in South Dakota and Nebraska at the same time. The thirty-inch pipeline will transport about a half-million barrels of crude oil a day from tar sands in Canada to oil refineries in Kansas and Illinois.
Thanks to Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton