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The Keystone Pipeline System is a pipeline system to transport oil sands bitumen from Canada and the northern United States "primarily to refineries in the Gulf Coast" of Texas. The products to be shipped include synthetic crude oil and dilbit from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Alberta, Canada, and Bakken synthetic crude oil and light crude oil produced from the Williston Basin region in Montana and North Dakota. Two phases of the project are in operation, a third, from Oklahoma to the Texas Gulf coast, is under construction and the fourth is awaiting U.S. government approval as of mid-March 2013. Upon completion, the Keystone Pipeline System would consist of the completed 2,151-mile Keystone Pipeline and the proposed 1,661-mile Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion Project . The controversial fourth phase, the Keystone XL Pipeline Project, would begin at the oil distribution hub in Hardisty, Alberta and extend 1,179 miles, to Steele City, Nebraska. The operational Keystone Pipeline system currently has the capacity to deliver up to 590,000 barrels per day of Canadian crude oil into the Mid-West refining markets. In the summer of 2010 Phase 1 of the Keystone Pipeline was completed, delivering crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska, and then east through Missouri to Wood River refineries and Patoka, Illinois. Phase 2 the Keystone-Cushing extension was completed in February 2011 with the pipeline from Steele City, Nebraska to storage and distribution facilities at Cushing, Oklahoma, a major crude oil marketing/refining and pipeline hub. (via Freebase)