TransCanada’s Keystone XL Job Creation Data

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TransCanada has released further details that highlight the thousands of jobs Keystone XL would create for Americans. 
  According to the release, the $7 billion oil pipeline is the largest infrastructure project on the books in the U.S. right now.  It would create some 20,000 jobs: 13,000 in construction, 7,000 in manufacturing. 
  Construction of the 1,600 mile pipeline is broken down into 17 U.S. pipeline spreads or segments, with 500 workers per spread – creating 8,500 jobs.
  Keystone XL also needs 30 pump stations worth tens of millions of dollars.  Each station requires 100 workers – that’s 3,000 jobs.  Add another 600 jobs that would be needed for the six construction camps and tank construction at Cushing, OK.
  A project of such magnitude needs construction, management and inspection oversight – that would create 1,000 jobs, bringing the overall Keystone XL total to 13,000 direct, on-site jobs.
  A typical union-based pipeline spread/segment for Keystone XL would employ 561 Americans as shown in  Table 1.
  “These are new, real U.S. jobs.  Thirteen thousand Americans would be put to work constructing our Keystone XL project,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and CEO.  “Seven thousand more jobs would be created in the U.S. manufacturing sector, making the materials needed to build Keystone XL.”
  The data also show that Keystone XL would require hundreds of millions of dollars worth of materials and related services for items such as the steel pipe, the thousands of fittings, hundreds of large valves, fabrication of piping assemblies and structural steel for supports, and thousands of other pieces of equipment used to build such things as transformers for pumping stations, meters to measure the amount of oil delivered, large electric motors for operating pumps and cabling and electrical equipment to connect our vast pipeline monitoring systems. 
  TransCanada alone has contracts with over 50 suppliers across the U.S. Manufacturing locations for the equipment include : Texas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Ohio, Arkansas, Kansas, California and Pennsylvania.
  TransCanada says construction of Keystone XL is expected to create 7,000 manufacturing jobs.  Key support companies include : Welspun (pipe from Arkansas), Cameron (valves from Louisiana), Siemens (pumps, motors and related control equipment manufactured in Oregon, Ohio and Indiana) and dozens of other companies manufacturing everything from nuts and bolts to complex electrical control equipment.
  The pipeline construction contractors must also procure hundreds of millions dollars worth of equipment and materials.  Hundreds of jobs will be created through requirements for fuel, coating materials, welding supplies, concrete materials, geo-textile materials, pipeline weights, native seed materials for reclamation, cathodic protection materials, crushed rock, sediment barrier materials, valve and pigging assemblies, field trailer manufacturing, construction mats, power facility materials, aggregate manufacturing, road construction materials, water and waste facility manufacturing, fencing materials, communication infrastructure, bridge construction materials and many others.
  As Keystone XL supports oil sands development, the impact on jobs in America becomes even more pronounced.  The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) predicts a $521 billion increase in the U.S. gross domestic product and the creation of 465,000 U.S. jobs.  For every two oil sands jobs created in Canada, one job will be created in the U.S.  Every State will benefit from this development. 
  At least 1,000 American companies supply goods and services to Canadian oil sands and pipeline companies –  Berg Steel Pipe in Houston, Siemens Energy from California and the Michelin plant in Greenville, SC are just three examples.
  The $6 billion Keystone pipeline that has safely delivered over 160 MMbls of oil to the U.S. Midwest since the summer of 2010 created 9,000 construction jobs and thousands more manufacturing jobs. 
  Keystone XL has the capacity to deliver 830,000 bopd to U.S. refineries in Cushing, OK and the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 25% of that capacity has been provided for the delivery of U.S. domestic oil from the Bakken fields in Montana and North Dakota and oil from Cushing.  Long-term, binding contracts for more than 150,000 bpd from the Bakken fields and Cushing have already been signed.  This supports the desire in the United States to ultimately achieve domestic energy security.