Premier Brad Wall has tweeted it is great to see the Keystone XL Pipeline has been given the go-ahead from Trans-Canada Pipeline.
The Premier says the project will create 22 hundred jobs in Saskatchewan and Alberta, provide 1.3 million dollars in property tax, and nearly all the Canadian portion will be made with steel from the Regina Evraz plant.
Premier Wall also says greater market access will help the province get full value for oil resources owned by Saskatchewan people.
There will be staging sites for the pipeline in Shaunavon, Maple Creek and Piapot in the southwest part of Saskatchewan.
Trans-Canada announced today it has 20 year commitments for 500 thousand barrels of oil per day and interest remains strong for the project.
Construction preparation has commenced and will increase as the permitting process advances throughout 2018, with primary construction expected to begin in 2019.
The project is expected to generate tens of millions of dollars in local tax revenues, supporting first responders, schools and hospitals, as well as roads and other local infrastructure.