NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - It will take a lot of power to pump crude oil 2,000 miles. New electric transmission facilities are needed to power up the pump stations along the route. "It's a 36" pipeline that will eventually have a capacity to move 900,000 barrels of oil a day from the Canada oil sands to Texas," explained Neil Myers, vice president of Keystone XL Project, in a previous interview. www.transcanada.com/keystone
Cherokee County Electric Coop is proposing to tap into existing oncor transmission line that runs across Lake Nacogdoches. "We have power lines that go across the county in every direction and there are quite a few power lines actually in that area around Lake Nacogdoches," said Joe English, Nacogdoches County judge.