Pipelines are a proven safe way to transport oil and natural gas resources to market. They are major, nation-building infrastructure projects that create good jobs for Canadians. They also provide access to markets, ensuring Canada can get full value for its resources.
Major pipelines can typically take several years to build. A number of recent Canadian pipeline projects have taken even longer than that: sometimes due to delays, complexity and uncertainty in Canada’s regulatory approval process. The infographic below shows a map and timeline for the Keystone XL pipeline project.