May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5


NEB Re-Opens Public Energy East Hearing

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) re-opened the Energy East application to participate process (ATP) for a three-week period, running through April 20.

Energy East is a 2,795-mile pipeline designed to carry 1.1 MMbpd of crude oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada. The project would include converting an existing natural gas pipeline to an oil transportation pipeline, constructing new pipeline in the prairies of Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick, and constructing associated facilities.

TransCanada filed project amendments in December 2015 to remove the Cacouna marine and tank terminal, change the pipeline route and facility locations in Quebec, modify the tank storage facility in New Brunswick, and to address the agreement reached with three local distribution companies in Eastern Canada. The supplemental ATP is meant for those directly affected by these amendments, or who may have relevant information or expertise related to the amendments.

Newly affected people who wish to participate in the NEB Energy East hearing must apply to do so. These individuals or groups must clearly describe their interest in relation to the list of issues for the hearing, which can be found on the NEB’s website.

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