A Keystone pipeline exists. We have been processing Canadian Athabasca oil since 2012.
Phase 1 is an 1,853-mile pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta; to Steele City, Nebraska; to Wood River/Patoka, Illinois, completed in June 2010. Phase 2 is a 298-mile pipeline from Steele City to Cushing, Oklahoma, completed in February 2011. Phase 3 is a proposed new pipeline from Cushing to Houston/Port Arthur, Texas. Phase 4 is the controversial new pipeline on a separate route from Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City.
I would guess states, politicians, oil company executives and landowners would monetarily benefit, but a new pipeline route makes no …