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Energy East application too hard to understand, NEB orders changes

Energy East application too hard to understand, NEB orders changes

NEB calls on TransCanada to repackage Energy East application differently CALGARY _The National Energy Board is directing TransCanada to rework its application for the contentious Energy East pipeline because the document is too hard to understand, even for experts. The federal energy watchdog, in a letter to the Calgary-based pipeline builder (TSX:TRP) on Wednesday, said it’s […]

February 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alberta supports new federal pipeline review rules to help get pipelines built

Alberta supports new federal pipeline review rules to help get pipelines built

Pipeline review will take into account upstream greenhouse gas emissions EDMONTON _ Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says that she stands behind any federal government plan that will bolster the chances of getting pipelines built. Phillips was responding to new initiatives announced by Ottawa surrounding resource projects, including two pipelines to get Alberta crude to […]

January 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
NEB audit cites poor tracking of pipeline safety compliance

NEB audit cites poor tracking of pipeline safety compliance

NEB audit done by federal environment commissioner OTTAWA _ There’s fresh fuel for the raging national pipeline debate as a new audit has found the National Energy Board is failing to track pipeline approval conditions or follow up on compliance problems. The annual report from federal environment commissioner Julie Gelfand says the Calgary-based board isn’t […]

January 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
A look at the status of Canadian pipeline projects

A look at the status of Canadian pipeline projects

Canadian pipeline costs increase as debate stalls construction CALGARY _ Canadian pipeline proposals just can’t catch a break these days. The latest hurdle came this week when an organization representing 82 Montreal-area municipalities came out against TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East Pipeline, drawing a sharp rebuke from politicians in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Here is an update on the […]

January 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Canadian pipelines application reviews continue despite NEB changes

Canadian pipelines application reviews continue despite NEB changes

Canadian pipelines Energy East and Trans Mountain reviews proceed OTTAWA _The ongoing reviews of two major pipeline proposals will move forward even as Ottawa works to bolster the National Energy Board’s environmental scrutiny of such applications, says Canada’s natural resources minister. The federal regulator will proceed with its examination of applications for TransCanada’s Energy East […]

November 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wall says Keystone delay underscores need for Energy East

Wall says Keystone delay underscores need for Energy East

Energy East pipeline would transport oil to eastern ports, refineries REGINA _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says a delay in the proposed Keystone XL pipeline underscores the importance of the Energy East pipeline. Wall says without a pipeline, more oil will be transported by rail, which he argues brings a higher safety risk. Keystone XL would […]

November 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
TransCanada inks Energy East deals with 3 natural gas distributors in Ont., Que.

TransCanada inks Energy East deals with 3 natural gas distributors in Ont., Que.

TransCanada to size Eastern Mainline Project to meet contracts MONTREAL – TransCanada Corp. resolved a major challenge to its $12-billion Energy East project after reaching an agreement with three natural gas distributors who say the deal insulates customers from the additional costs of converting the pipeline. Under the agreement announced Monday, customers in Ontario and Quebec won’t be […]

August 24, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Energy East: Ontario says risks project outweigh benefits

Energy East: Ontario says risks project outweigh benefits

Greenpeace welcomes Ontario’s Energy East position TORONTO: The Ontario Energy Board says the environmental risks of the $12-billion Energy East pipeline project outweigh the potential benefits, and warns it will drive up natural gas prices. “What we have found is there is an imbalance between the economic and environmental risks of the project and the […]

August 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
National energy strategy a big win for Alberta’s Notley

National energy strategy a big win for Alberta’s Notley

National energy strategy gives Alberta framework within which to work out compromise between energy development, climate change As of this morning, Canada has a new national energy strategy. Why should anyone care? Because it turns out that if you want to build oil pipelines across the country, politics really really matter. What sort of politics, you ask? […]

July 17, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Energy East pipeline offers little value to Quebec: Philippe Couillard

Energy East pipeline offers little value to Quebec: Philippe Couillard

Quebec a ‘transit place’ for Energy East pipeline Quebec’s premier raised doubts Tuesday that the proposed Energy East pipeline will bring much of an economic boost to his province. In an interview with The Associated Press in New York, Philippe Couillard said he doesn’t see much benefit if Quebec is just a “transit place” as […]

June 23, 2015 | By | Reply More