Nearly 70 per cent of the proposed Energy East Pipeline route is already in the ground. Energy East will convert 3,000–km of the existing Canadian Mainline and build an additional 1,500-km of new pipeline to take crude oil from Western to Eastern Canada. The Energy East Pipeline will safely transport 1.1 million barrels of oil every day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada.
The route for Energy East will not be finalized until we have assessed and incorporated input from our stakeholders, including Indigenous communities, landowners, local communities and provincial and federal governments.
Energy East has made close to 700 route changes in response to concerns raised by landowners and municipalities as well as to help protect the environment.
*As of November 5, 2015
Planning the ideal route
Energy East has been working with J.D. Barnes over the past three years. J.D. Barnes used a fleet of aircraft for aerial mapping to create potential routes for the pipeline that will stretch 4,500 kilometres from Alberta to New Brunswick.
Working closely with land surveyors we are able to collect the geographic and land property data we need to identify an ideal route that has the least impact possible on residents and the environment.
Did you know? We have engaged with 166 Indigenous communities, holding 2,380 meetings to date. There are 66 Traditional Knowledge studies underway with communities along the pipeline route.