Monday, December 16, 2013
Kinder Morgan Pipeline: Might Be A Little Problem With That
Seventy-three per cent of the proposed new routing will follow existing rights-of-way. About 980 kilometres of new pipe would need to be constructed.
According to my calculations, Kinder Morgan will have to buy or otherwise gain access to a strip of land 311 klicks long (about 186 miles) and probably about 25/50 meters wide, if Keystone XL is any guide. I've written earlier that the chances of this project happening vary inversely with the amount of new right-of-way Kinder Morgan needs to get hold of. I would suggest that those chances have fallen somewhat.