Bloomberg reported that the scrapping of Keystone XL would leave behind 48,000 tons of steel. About 150 kilometres of pipe had been installed and an additional 2.2 kilometres had been completed at the Canada US border as of the end of 2020. According to Bloomberg calculations based on industry criteria that would amount to nearly 48,000 tons of steel, assuming standard dimensions of line pipe
US President Mr Joe Biden revoked permits for the oil pipeline on his first day in office, killing a cross-border project that had won a four year reprieve under his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump. The pipeline would have spanned almost 1,900 kilometres.