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Steps to converting a gas pipeline to oil include:

  • Ensuring the integrity of the pipeline before converting it.
  • Disconnecting the pipeline from the adjacent gas system.
  • Installing new valves and pump stations.

TransCanada has already safely converted pipelines. For example, the Canadian Mainline (gas), which was constructed in the 1950s, was safely converted for the Keystone oil pipeline system. The Keystone Pipeline System has safely transported over 1.3 billion barrels of oil since it went into service in 2010.

Why convert an existing pipeline instead of building a new one?