- Regulatory Filing
Energy East is a proposed 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. The proposed Energy East Pipeline project will convert 3,000 km of existing natural gas pipeline to crude oil service, and will include the construction of 1,500 km of new pipeline.
No. Since the project was announced in 2013, the Energy East project team has conducted a number of environmental assessment studies which includes analyzing bodies of water along the pipeline route. These studies are used to help design water crossings (methods for crossing bodies of water with the least amount of environmental impact) on a case-by-case basis. Protection of water resources is of utmost importance and is why we take extra precautions around bodies of water.
Conversations with landowners, municipalities and Indigenous communities have shaped a number of changes in our original Energy East project. For instance, we’ve made close to 700 changes to the proposed pipeline route, addressing issues such as environmental protection, environmental concerns and other issues.
The final 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.
The likelihood of a pipeline incident is extremely rare. That’s why it’s crucial we work with first responders to prepare for the incident that’s least likely to happen during their careers. This is precisely why TransCanada works closely with local emergency response crews in the communities where we operate. We know that working with local first response crews ensures the safety of the public, which is of upmost importance to you and us.
Contact the Energy East team at EnergyEast@transcanada.com