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A Pipeline from West to East

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 refineries and port terminals in Eastern Canada.

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:

Converting an existing natural gas pipeline to an oil transportation pipeline
Constructing new pipelines in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Eastern Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick to link up with the converted pipe
Constructing the associated facilities, pump stations and tank terminals required to move crude oil from Alberta to Québec and New Brunswick, including marine facilities that enable access to other markets by ship
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. Three other new terminals will be built along the pipeline’s route: One in Saskatchewan, *one in the Québec City area and another in the Saint John, N.B., area. *The terminals in the Québec City and Saint John areas will include facilities for marine tanker loading.

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