A Keystone Pipeline That's Ready to Roll

The southern leg of the line will soon be sending oil to the Gulf
Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Prague, Okla., on March 11 Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A few times each month since August 2012, a helicopter or small plane has flown over sections of a 485-mile-long strip of land connecting Cushing, Okla., with Nederland, Tex., about 90 miles east of Houston. The pilots are usually accompanied by a photographer snapping pictures of construction work: dump trucks and backhoes mostly, and pieces of pipe lying along a trench. The idea is to track the progress of the southern leg of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, dubbed the Keystone Gulf Coast.

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