CFN – Last night representatives of TransCanada Pipelines were present at the Township Council meeting to provide information on the proposed Energy East Pipeline Project which may be going through South Stormont. This was a preliminary information session to start the long process for the approval and construction of the west to east oil pipeline which will stretch from Alberta to New Brunswick.
TransCanada had an outline of their project, covering everything from the benefits and timelines to environmental concerns, safety and consultations.
The project will include converting existing natural gas pipes, constructing new pipeline and the construction of new pipeline facilities. The existing natural gas pipes currently terminate in Iroquois and new pipeline will have to be constructed if it is to cross South Stormont. New oil Terminals will be constructed in Quebec City and St. John, New Brunswick.
Currently in the beginning of the consultation phase, the project still has to get the approval of the National Energy Board. The projected timeline for NEB approval is April 2015 and completion of the project in 2018.
- Q2, 2013 – Launch of an extensive consultation program designed to ensure effective dialogue with all Canadians interested in or affected by the project
- Q4, 2013 – Submission of applications to the National Energy Board (NEB) for regulatory approval to build and operate the Energy East Pipeline
- Q4, 2015 – Receipt of all necessary regulatory authorizations and permits
- 2016 to 2018 – Construction and commissioning of the Energy East Pipeline (The project is expected to be in service to Montreal and Quebec City in 2017 and to St John in 2018)
– Information copied from TransCanada web site.
Further consultation is planned take place in Morrisburg and the date will be advertised in local media once scheduled.
More information on TransCanada and the Energy East Pipeline Project can be found on their website.