Bryan Templeton is facilities manager at the Keystone facility. The pipes at left will connect the existing Keystone operation with the new expanded Keystone XL, which is under construction. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)



A couple of hours east of Edmonton, the Alberta prairie gives way to a farm of giant oil storage tanks perched on a small hill. This is the starting point of the Keystone XL pipeline to the United States. Read all about it in the next installment of our reporting along the proposed route of the pipeline, from The Post’s July 8 editions.