The company now believes the ruling, which opponents are appealing, is “solid,” Girling said. TransCanada still has not made a final investment decision.
The Nebraska commission approved the pipeline, but not TransCanada’s preferred path. The new, approved route will add $100 million to $200 million in cost, Girling said. He did not specify the currency and a spokesman could not be immediately reached.
Girling added that TransCanada was advancing the project by acquiring more land.
(Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Editing by Grant McCool and Susan Thomas)