Project has been tied up for years in legal battles and several court challenges are still pending.
About one-third of the Canadian route is expected to be completed this summer.
The pipeline still faces a regulatory challenge in Nebraska.
Expects to apply to the National Energy Board for approval in Q3 next year.
President-elect favours the 1,900-kilometre pipeline, has invited TransCanada to reapply for approval as part of his platform.
Will examine the structure, role and mandate of the board, which has become embroiled in controversy.
Enbridge’s $28 billion acquisition of Spectra Energy tops the list.
Plans to use funds raised to reduce debt and financing capital spending.
Company says more than 700 pipeline route changes have been made since the project was announced.
Water samples show oil levels higher than allowed per Canadian drinking water guidelines.
Bakken system will deliver 470,000 barrels per day of crude between North Dakota, the US Midwest and the US Gulf Coast.
More than 250,000 litres of crude oil and other materials spilled into the North Saskatchewan River.
2010 pipeline rupture sent three-million litres of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River and a tributary creek.
Low oil prices mean there is enough transport capacity without the need for new pipelines, memo says.
Kinder Morgan will have to address 157 engineering, safety, environmental and emergency preparedness conditions.