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Available Expert - TransCanada Corp. scraps pipeline projects

Thursday, October 5, 2017

TransCanada Corp. scraps pipeline projects

Queen’s University energy expert Warren Mabee is available to comment on TransCanada Corp. ending its bid to build its Energy East Oil pipeline and the Eastern Mainline. The projects have faced a number of regulatory hurdled in Canada and opposition from environmental groups.

“What does the end of Energy East mean for Canada’s aspirations for growth in the oilsands,” wonders Dr. Mabee.

The proposed Energy East project would have carried more than one million barrels of oil every day from Alberta and Saskatchewan across the country to be refined and exported in Quebec and New Brunswick. It would have added 1,500 kilometres worth of new oil pipelines to an existing network of more than 3,000 kilometres, which would have been converted from carrying natural gas, to carrying oil.

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