Mid-Missouri Oil Company Faces Questioning
CENTRALIA - America is sensitive to the thought of big foreign oil companies disobeying the rules, but one North Dakota is concerned about a company in mid-Missouri.
It is another example of a foreign oil company working in U.S. territory, and that territory extends right through mid-Missouri.
Transcanada's Keystone pipeline carries crude oil from Alberta, Canada down throughout the middle of the United States.
Two terminals are in mid-Missouri, with points at Salisbury and Centralia. The terminals are points where local trucks and tankers can load up and then transport the oil.
The North Dakota based group, Dakota Resource Council, says the steel used in the pipeline is risky.
The group says Transcanada used steel from a supplier that has had problems in the past when used in other pipelines, and wants the government to investigate.
Transcanada has a corporate responsibility report, which is a 45 page document with nearly half the pages devoted to environmental care and response.
A spokesperson for Transcanada says all steel used in the 30-inch diameter pipeline exceeds expectations.