We are more than a pipeline company. For over 65 years, TransCanada has proudly operated the pipelines and power generation facilities that support a high standard of living for North Americans. Our facilities operate quietly, safely and reliably, while our more than 7,700 employees play an active part in the communities where they live in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Our 90,300-kilometre (56,100 mile) network of natural gas pipelines supplies 50 per cent of the natural gas consumed daily across North America to heat and cool homes, run industries and generate power. This pipeline network strategically connects growing supply to key markets across our three operating geographies of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. We also own and operate 664 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.
Our 4,300-kilometre (2,700 mile) Keystone Pipeline System transports approximately 20 per cent of western Canadian crude oil exports to key refineries in the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast, where it is converted into fuel and other useful petroleum products. Since it began operation in June 2010, Keystone has safely transported more than 1.3 billion barrels of crude oil from Canada to U.S. markets.
TransCanada owns or has interests in 17 power generation facilities with a capacity of 10,500 megawatts (MW) — enough to power more than 10 million homes. Over one-third of the power we provide is generated from emission-less sources including nuclear, hydro, wind and solar.