TransCanada Shuts Down Southern Leg of KXL Pipeline, Raising Suspicions

"TransCanada shut down the southern leg of the Keystone XL (now called the Gulf Coast Pipeline Project) on June 2 for 'routine work,' according to Reuters.  

'Pipelines aren't normally shut down for maintenance shortly after being started up. They may have planned it but something is wrong,' an industry insider told DeSmogBlog. 'A two day shutdown on a new line raises suspicions.'

The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration was unable to provide an answer to DeSmogBlog when asked to confirm if the shutdown was due to routine work today."

Julie Dermansky reports for DeSmogBlog June 3, 2014.


"Keystone XL Pipeline Vulnerable To Attacks, Nextgen Report Says" (Reuters)

"Keystone XL Pipeline Opponent Cites Terrorism Concerns" (Los Angeles Times)

"Former Chief of Navy SEALs Finds Keystone XL an Easy Terror Target" (Bloomberg Businessweek)

"TransCanada: Keystone Terror Threat Report Is 'Misleading'" (The Hill)

"TransCanada Plans C$1.9 Billion British Columbia Pipeline Project" (Wall St. Journal)

"TransCanada Temporarily Shuts Down Southern Leg Of Keystone XL" (Vancouver Observer)

"TransCanada Shuts Keystone Pipeline" (Reuters)

Source: DeSmogBlog, 06/05/2014