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TransCanada submitted in October 2014 a formal application for a permit to build the Energy East Pipeline, a 4,600-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:
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.
Since the project was announced in August 2013, our Energy East team has met with more than 7,000 individuals, 5,500 landowners and 158 First Nations communities and Métis. We have organized over a hundred open houses across six provinces to present Energy East, the economic benefits it will generate, and the security measures we will take at every step of the project.
These meetings allow us to hear concerns about the pipeline and take this into account in the development of the project. We will continue to listen and come to you to give you the facts about our project and answer your questions.
If you support the Energy East project and want to make your voice heard, join our Energy East Action Network.
*As of September 17, 2015
TransCanada announced on November 5, 2015 that it would amend the Energy East application currently before the National Energy Board to remove a port in Quebec from the scope of the project. The application will now focus on connections to three refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick, and to marine terminal in New Brunswick.