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TransCanada submitted in October 2014 a formal application for a permit to build the Energy East Pipeline, a 4,500-km pipeline project that will transport about 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to the refineries of Eastern Canada and a marine terminal in New Brunswick.
The development, construction and operation of Energy East will create thousands of jobs and tangible economic opportunities along the pipeline route. The project will also generate billions of dollars in tax revenues for municipalities and provinces, which will help finance the construction of new schools or the upgrading of roads. Finally, it will reduce the dependence of Eastern Canada to imported crude oil and help our refineries become competitive.
Currently, the project has the following major components:
- Converting an existing natural gas pipeline to an oil transportation pipeline
- Constructing new pipelines in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Eastern Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick to link up with the converted pipe
- Constructing the associated facilities, pump stations and tank terminals required to move crude oil from Alberta to Québec and New Brunswick, including a marine facility that enables access to other markets by ship
While the exact route will only be determined after public and regulatory review, the planned starting point is a new tank terminal in Hardisty, Alta. Two new tank terminals will be built along the pipeline’s route: One in Saskatchewan, and one in the Saint John, N.B., area. The terminal in the Saint John area will include facilities for marine tanker loading.