TransCanada Corporation now received the final of three key permits needed from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in order to advance the 485-mile (780-kilometre (km)) Gulf Coast Project. With the permit from the Fort Worth,
Texas Army Corps district added to previously received permits from the Galveston, Texas and the Tulsa, Oklahoma districts, TransCanada is now in a position to start construction of the oil pipeline in the coming weeks.
"Receiving this final, key Army Corps permit for the Gulf Coast Project is very positive news. TransCanada is now poised to put approximately 4,000 Americans to work constructing the US$2.3-billion pipeline that will be built in three distinct 'spreads' or sections," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "The Gulf Coast Project will contribute millions in property taxes to counties in Oklahoma and Texas, money that can be used to build roads, schools and hospitals."