Testing on Keystone southern leg expected in Nov - TransCanada


CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 2 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp expects testing on its Keystone XL crude pipeline to becompleted in early November and it will begin filling the linefor the first time shortly afterwards, a spokesman said onWednesday.

Major construction of the 700,000 barrel per day pipelinefrom Cushing, Oklahoma, to Nederland, Texas, is expected to becompleted by the end of October, spokesman Shawn Howard said ina statement.

"Commissioning of the pipeline is already underway and isexpected to be completed in early November. Line fill can beginshortly thereafter. We remain focused on the project becomingoperational near the end of 2013," Howard said.

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