The Energy East Pipeline is one of the largest energy infrastructure projects ever undertaken in North America. As a nation, we need to be able to transport Western oil resources to where they are needed, in Eastern Canada.
New Brunswick will play a tremendously important role in the success of the Energy East Pipeline project, which is why we’re so committed to listening to local residents, elected officials, landowners and First Nation communities, and engaging with them in a meaningful dialogue.
Energy security is a key objective for any country. Yet the benefits of building the Energy East Pipeline go far beyond safely moving oil across our country, from West to East, for the first time. The project will also deliver direct benefits to many communities along the pipeline.
May 27, 2015, the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB) publicly endorsed the Energy East Pipeline Project. Why? Because of the job opportunities this ambitious energy transport infrastructure the project will create in the province.
No one has a stronger interest than we do in ensuring the safety of our pipelines and the protection of the environment. When we talk about the need to build the Energy East Pipeline, a project that would create thousands of jobs and strengthen our country’s energy security.
Creating jobs starts with building a skilled workforce. At TransCanada, we constantly look for opportunities to help develop a pool of talented professionals who will be ready for the jobs that are going to be created across the country through the Energy East Pipeline Project.
Brian Gallant, the freshly elected premier of New Brunswick, wasted no time after taking office on October 7 to plan a trip west. Two weeks after being sworn in as his province’s 33rd premier, Gallant stepped off a plane in Calgary, and made a visit to TransCanada.
Energy East is a 4,500-kilometre pipeline that will transport approximately 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. There is an important choice before us all. That choice is about where we get the oil we need and how we choose to transport it. Energy East makes sense and this is why the majority of Canadians support the project.