TransCanada is pleased to welcome Louis Bergeron to the Energy East team.
Louis has a well-established reputation in the oil sector, with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. During that time, he skillfully led the development of the Pipeline Saint-Laurent, a 240-kilometre-long project connecting Ultramar’s Lévis refinery with its Montreal-East petroleum product distribution centre.
During his nine years managing the development phases of the Pipeline Saint-Laurent project, Louis Bergeron showed leadership in public consultation by bringing together the stakeholders affected by the project. “We went from a controversial project to one that worked well and was socially acceptable,” says Louis, who was recognized for his expertise and professionalism in 2012 when he was awarded “Person of the Year” by the Association Pipeline.
His proven track record in the pipeline and oil industries and his respect for individuals make him the right person to engage and consult with all stakeholders involved in TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline project. (Read La Presse article on the appointment of Louis Bergeron – French only)
“I am bringing my expertise to help the company move this critical project forward,” Louis says.
Energy East will create thousands of jobs, provide municipalities with millions of dollars in tax revenue and allow Quebec refineries access to Western Canadian oil – pushing out most of the 600,000 barrels of foreign oil the region imports every day. Pipelines are the safest way to transport the oil we all rely on.
“This project means quality jobs for Quebecers and New Brunswickers and also the ability for refineries in both provinces to refine oil from Canada instead of foreign crude. The benefits of this project are clear.”