They had held secret, private meetings in January 2015, with stakeholders, including Jean Charest, former Premier of Quebec who represented TransCanada at the time as a consultant. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. In December, TransCanada filed an amended application with the National Energy Board. Perhaps you've heard of Energy East, but aren't really sure what it isÂ âÂ or why emotions are running so high on both sides of the debate. "[Notes 1], In 2015, National Energy Board membersâNEB's chief executive, Peter Watson, Lyne Mercier, Jacques Gauthier and Roland George "derailed" the Board's public hearings and were "forced to recuse themselves from further dealings with Energy East". The 3,000km existing pipeline will be converted into a crude oil transportation pipeline and will be linked with the new pipeline.  The July 6, 2013 the fire and explosion with a 1-kilometre (0.6 mi) blast radius in the Lac-MÃ©gantic rail disaster, the deadliest rail accident since Canada's confederation in 1867, took place. Communities along the proposed route protested the project creatively and began to seed a massive groundswell of … Environment. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. "The people of Ontario care a great deal about the national economy and the potential jobs that this proposed pipeline project could create in our province and across the country," she said. The Eastern Mediterranean pipeline or simply EastMed is a planned offshore/onshore natural gas pipeline, directly connecting East Mediterranean energy resources to mainland Greece via Cyprus and Crete. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre discuss their meeting on the Energy east pipeline proposal. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Without it, I'm not saying it's impossible, but it becomes even more complicated. Th… The pipeline route would have run from Alberta to New Brunswick, crossing through Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. Energy East is a proposed 4,600-kilometre pipeline by Calgary-based energy corporation TransCanada. Conservative MP, Lisa Raitt said the board members made a mistake with Energy East. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. In October 2014, TransCanada Pipelines filed its formal project application with the National Energy Board. Coderre spoke on the group's behalf, saying the project "still represents significant environmental threats and too few economic benefits for Greater Montreal. Wall and Notley had taken the position that Ontario and Quebec could not "veto" the pipeline. She'd expressed concerns about the pipeline in the past, but the Alberta NDP government's climate-change plan, which caps oilsandsÂ emissions, has made her more inclined to work with the western province on Energy East. This alarming finding is the result of a detailed examination of Energy East’s proposed route across Canada. The Pembina Institute, an environmental think-tank,Â released a report in 2014 that found producing the amount of crude needed to fill Energy East might generate an extra 32 million tonnes of greenhouse gases each year. TransCanada Corp. is actively promoting plans for the “Energy East” pipeline that would carry 1.1 million barrels of crude per day, including crude from the tar sands. c o n t e n t s figure 4.7 west–east pipeline route 1: modelled pipeline flows at different gas costs. It not only allows us to get market access, it allows us to serve Canadian customers with Canadian energy.".  A public opinion poll held in Quebec found only one-third of QuÃ©bÃ©cois supported the pipeline, while it was supported by one-half of Canadians outside of Quebec. The new route would run for a little over a mile, and be north of where the current pipeline drilling is taking place. The new application makes almost 700 changes to the originalÂ proposed route in order to minimize the impact on environmentally sensitive areas. In this 2018 file photo, Energy Transfer, the parent company of Mariner East 2 pipeline builder, Sunoco, works at … The section of the pipeline in China is approximately 5,111km-long which includes 3,371km of new pipeline and 1,740km of existing pipeline. Energy East had generated controversy in various areas. Image … TransCanada's proposed 2,858-mile Energy East pipeline, which would carry 1.1 million barrels of crude oil across Canada daily, would traverse at least 90 watersheds and 961 waterways between Alberta and New Brunswick — including some protected by Indigenous treaty rights — raising the prospect of a devastating spill, warns a new report from the Council of Canadians. would create 2,300 direct and indirect jobs, concerns about beluga-whale breeding grounds, reviewing the environmental assessment rules, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. It would have delivered diluted bitumen from Western Canada and North Western United States to Eastern Canada, from receipt points in Alberta, Saskatchewan and North Dakota to refineries and port terminals in New Brunswick and possibly Quebec. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Along the way, it would run through Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. The original project proposal included a marine oil export terminal in Cacouna, Quebec, but that configuration was abandoned due to the impact it would have on a beluga whale habitat. "The NEB is there to make sure they do everything legally, by the book...If I were the minister in charge, I would read them the riot act. ItÂ would stretch from Alberta to an export terminal in New Brunswick and could carry up toÂ 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day. Energy East was a C$15.7bn ($12.5bn; £9.5bn) proposed 4,500km (2795 mile) pipeline that would have carried 1.1m barrels of crude oil daily from Alberta and … Exploratory work was put on hold for a month after the Quebec Superior Court found that the Quebec environment ministry had not considered the impact of the project on beluga whales in the area. The pipeline would be built by converting an existing natural gas pipeline to one suited for oil transportation, as well asÂ constructing new sections of pipeline to complete the route. This map from a report on file with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection shows the route Sunoco Pipeline LP's Mariner East 2 pipeline takes near Marsh Creek Lake. Image courtesy of Xionggu Electrical. Alberta politicians have thrown their weight behind the project, touting the economic benefits. The proposed Del-Mar Energy Pathway pipeline project will mostly follow U.S. Route 13 and the railroad to its east on Maryland’s Lower Shore. The Mariner East pipeline system provides the needed infrastructure to transport propane, ethane and butane, all known as natural gas liquids (NGLs), from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fields to markets in Pennsylvania and beyond. It’s been three years since TC Energy cancelled the Energy East pipeline project, but for a small company incorporated in Quebec, the vision of connecting Western Canadian oil to consumers in the east and new markets offshore is still very much alive. The Mariner East system comprises the Mariner East 1, Mariner East 2 and Mariner East 2X pipelines. At more than 4,500 kilometres, this project would have been the longest pipeline in the country.  Northern Gateway was ultimately cancelled as well by the federal government in November 2016.  In June 2013, Irving Oil's Arthur Irving and Frank McKenna discuss the TransCanada negotiations which have frustrated Irving and Irving and TransCanada finally reach a deal. The Energy East plan involves converting approximately 3,000 kilometres worth of existing pipeline, which is currently part of TransCanada's Mainline system that ships natural gas from western Canada to eastern Canada, to carry crude oil from Alberta to eastern destinations. Energy East will be transmission pipeline that will be used to transport crude oil to refineries in eastern Canada. EACOP route details. The prime minister has not come out definitively in favour of or against the Energy East pipeline.  Accordingly, the provincial governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick were in support. The changeÂ added two years onto the project's timeline. If so, check out this primer on the important facts of the proposedÂ pipeline. Comments are welcome while open. With download limits and no index in the document, accessing the information — never mind parsing useful pieces of it — was difficult at best. Montreal and Quebec City are both along the proposed route.  The Ontario Energy Board  also had right to assert its own conditions and jurisdiction, but did not before the project was cancelled. A telephone survey conducted by the polling firm SOM late last year found that 57 per cent of Quebecers opposed Energy East. Energy East is a proposed 4,600-kilometre pipeline by Calgary-based energy corporation TransCanada. TransCanada would convert its 40 year-old natural gas pipeline from Saskatchewan to Ontario, connecting it with new pipeline through Quebec and on to Saint John, New Brunswick. The pipeline will be made up of long, flat sheets of high-strength steel. The project, currently in design, will transport natural gas from the off-shore gas reserves in the Levantine Basin into Greece, and in conjunction with the Poseidon and IGB pipelines into Italy and … In May 2015, more than 60 organizations, including the David Suzuki Foundation and Greenpeace Canada, signed a letter to the National Energy Board asking that it overhaul its review process and begin evaluating the Energy East project again only when more information had been submitted.  Board members were "supposed to handle all of their dealings with stakeholders in public." Instead, he's criticized the current approval process for pipeline proposals, calling itÂ flawed.  Former Conservative Party of Canada Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper endorsed the project, as did the Government of Alberta. Emotions are running high on both sides of the debate when it comes to TransCanada's proposed, 4,600-kilometre Energy East pipeline. 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This veto right was supported by some Canadian oil extraction corporations such as Suncor..  The project was cancelled on October 5, 2017 by TransCanada. Alternative routes include one where technical/cost considerations, human and biophysical environment criteria were all given equal weight; then three more where one criteria was weighted at 60% and the other two at 20%. In 2013, TransCanada filed its application for the Energy East tar sands pipeline and, right away, people across Canada responded by demonstrating their resistance. However, many are concerned about the environmental impact an increased demand for oil could have. The China-Russia East-Route pipeline is the first pipeline to supply Russian gas to China. At the time, TransCanada said it was looking for another suitableÂ location in Quebec.Â But in November, the corporation announced it wouldn't be building a port in Quebec at all, which launched a lot of the province's dissatisfaction. The Saskatchewan Legislature unanimously endorsed a motion supporting the pipeline in November 2014, and the Premier of Saskatchewan Brad Wall called on Prime Minister Harper "to take leadership in supporting TransCanadaâs proposed Energy East pipeline". Economy. Energy Transfer built a new, 50-mile section to the beginning of the line in western Pennsylvania for added connectivity.  Ontario and Quebec had imposed approval conditions on Energy East  but had dropped climate change concerns  in December 2014.  About half of Lac-MÃ©gantic, Quebec downtown area was destroyed immediately and almost all the remaining downtown buildings had to be demolished because of petroleum contamination. " Prior to the 2015 general election, then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper renewed the mandates of all nineteen politically-appointed permanent NEB members. , Irving Oil had announced plans to build a new $300-million terminal at its Canaport facility in Saint John to export the oil delivered from the pipeline. ", The proposed route crossed the "traditional territory of 180 different aboriginal communities", most of which were strongly against it. Stretching from Alberta to New Brunswick, Energy East could carry over 1 million barrels per day of tar sands crude to the Atlantic coast. The latest The $16 billion pipeline proposal was announced on Aug. 1, 2013 and an application was filed with the National Energy Board on Oct. 30, 2014.  This prevented the "incoming government from making its own appointments to the regulator before the next federal election, scheduled for 2019. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. The criteria was introduced uniquely for the Energy East pipeline. "My responsibility as prime minister is to make sure that on national projects, we're behaving in a way that both contributes to the economy, to a secure environment, to bringing people together and mostly to creating a better future," Trudeau said Tuesday. Here's why. AlbertaÂ PremierÂ Rachel NotleyÂ has also voiced her support for the project. The TC PipeLines project would have converted about 3,000 kilometres of natural gas pipeline, which currently carries natural gas from Alberta to the Ontario-Quebec border, to diluted bitumen transportation. The East Africa crude oil pipeline will stretch for approximately 1,443km from the future Kabaale Industrial Park in the Hoima district of Uganda to the Chongoleani peninsula near the Tanga Port in Tanzania. Comparison of Routes. , The project was also strongly opposed by some Canadians on scientific grounds. , The project was endorsed by the Liberal Government of New Brunswick, which claimed it would create over 2000 construction jobs in a province with 11% unemployment. In partial response to these concerns, the NEB had planned to hear aboriginal oral evidence  from 70 specific intervenors. Energy East pipeline was a Canadian pipeline projectâcancelled in 2017âthat would have carried diluted bitumen from Alberta to Eastern Canada. The Energy East debate basically comes down to the economy versusÂ the environment. ", After meeting with TrudeauÂ onÂ Tuesday, Coderre dialled his opposition back a bit, saying that while TransCanada has more work to do if it wants to garner community support,Â "at the end of the day, it's all about respect, being responsible and having a balanced approach [between economic growth and sustainable development]."Â. Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) has ordered Energy Transfer’s (ET) Sunoco Pipeline to reroute its planned Mariner East II Pipeline… The Energy East pipeline was a proposed oil pipeline in Canada. After the election of Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister in the 2015 Canadian federal election, and the replacement of Conservative pro-pipeline MPs with Liberal Party of Canada MPs along the entire route of the pipeline in New Brunswick and part of the route in Quebec, the Canadian federal position became unclear. Mariner East 1 is an existing eight-inch pipeline that was improved and refitted for the transportation of ethane and propane. 600tj/d, with wa domestic market connection 48 figure 4.8 west–east pipeline route 1: modelled pipeline flows at different gas costs. It is also estimated that it would create 2,300 direct and indirect jobs in New Brunswick, which had an 8.9 per cent unemployment rate (higher than the Canadian average of 7.1 per cent) in December 2015. If the judge grants its emergency request, Sunoco proposed to build a containment structure at the leak-prone location during construction and to maintain emergency equipment on site to reduce chances of … Energy East was first proposed in 2013. Dave Harp The project will take the pipeline nearly 7 miles from Wicomico County into Somerset County. , Another controversial aspect was a new supertanker complex at the eastern end of the pipeline near Quebec City. The route would cross under the Pennsylvania Turnpike, then run parallel to the highway, cross Little Conestoga Road, then turn south, and cross back again under the turnpike. If the National Energy Board approves TransCanada's amended proposal, construction is set to start in 2018, with the pipeline up and running by 2020. His government is reviewing the environmental assessment rules currently in place for pipeline applications with an eye toward overhauling the process soon. The province's premier, Phillipe Couillard, said at the time:Â "With a port in the province, it's quite simple to calculate the benefits in terms of infrastructure, jobs. A lot of the debate has been divided by region, with westerners coming out in favour of the pipeline and Quebecers speaking against it. Municipalities close to the pipeline's proposed route, including aboriginal communities, have expressed concernÂ about the potentially disastrous possibility of a spill. The Prime Minister had strongly condemned the Harper-era process of regulation, citing serious conflict of interest and mandate flaws, and had also promised to "work with the provinces to map out a plan to reduce Canada's collective carbon footprint within 90 days of taking office by putting a price on carbon pollution." Wall's (but not Notley's) position was that provincial equalization could be withheld from provinces that did not support the project. The pipeline would begin in Hardisty, Alta., (southeast of Edmonton andÂ about 100 kilometresÂ from the Saskatchewan border), and end at Irving Oil Ltd.'s refinery in Saint John. At the same time a number of groups announced their intention to oppose the pipeline. This has raised concerns that the pipeline debate is a threat to national unity. New pipeline, pump stations, and tank facilities also would have been constructed. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Alternative Route for the Energy East Pipeline. Other Harper-era approvals such as Northern Gateway had been sharply criticized  and even called a "farce" by some public officials objecting to the lack of oral cross-examination. "Tens of billions of dollars in revenues, to be shared among all provinces, are at stake over our access to more markets for our oil," she said.  The project would have had a capacity of 1.1 million barrels (~200,000 tonnes) of crude oil per day.  Each of the 180 may[clarification needed] in law have had a veto under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau had previously vowed to sign and uphold.  TransCanada said that it would "strive to reach consent" with the First Nations to avoid and mitigate any possible adverse effects of the Energy East pipeline.. About Our Project “TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TransCanada) is currently planning to implement its Energy East Pipeline Project. , The Maliseet First Nations raised concerns about the project during National Energy Board board hearings, but the six Maliseet first nations did not take a unified position on the project at that point, saying that they were reserving judgment pending the results of a traditional land use study and technical review. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made headlines Tuesday when he met with Montreal Mayor DenisÂ Coderre,Â anÂ outspoken opponent of the proposed Energy East pipeline. One of the biggest problems that TransCanada has encountered so far wasÂ opposition to their plan to build an additional oil-export port in Quebec. Mariner East 1. In April 2015, under mounting pressure from environmental groups, the company announced that it would not be building a planned port in Cacouna, Que., locatedÂ on the St. Lawrence River, due to concerns about beluga-whale breeding grounds. premier says", "Energy East: "Treaty and Aboriginal rights must be respected, "Energy East pipeline terminal delayed by protests in Quebec", "Poll shows few Quebecers support Energy East pipeline", "New Brunswick, Alberta join forces to push Energy East pipeline", "Harper hails west-east pipeline as N.B. If TransCanada is still working on the most convenient route, it has decided that the Energy East Pipeline will start from Hardisty …  This position was supported by the Governments of Ontario and Quebec, who had wanted the impact of the project on greenhouse gases examined as part of the National Energy Board review process, but did not oppose the project in principle. 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The Biggest Pipeline Yet. Energy. It would have required the company to account for the entire climate-warming impact of the project, including any pollution produced during construction and operation of the pipeline, as well as the pollution from any oil or other petroleum products shipped on the pipeline. In addition, Energy East is first and foremost another tar sands export pipeline. Alternative Route for the Energy East Pipeline. The Alberta-based industry has buckled as U.S. and global crude prices skidded to the mid-$30s, down from about $100 when the Energy East pipeline was first proposed. A ceremony was held at Heihe station, the first point on the Chinese part of the pipeline to receive Russian gas. Constructing new pipeline in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick to link up with the converted pipe; and. It was caused by the derailment of a freight train carrying Bakken Formation crude oil. The Pembina Institute released a report urging the National Energy Board to consider the impact on carbon emissions, estimating the project's upstream impact as being between 30 and 32 million tonnes of carbon emissions per year. TransCanada’s proposed Energy East oil pipeline project threatens the drinking water of nearly 5.6 million Canadians. TransCanada’s Energy East project is the largest tar sands pipeline proposed yet. The original project proposal included a marine oil export terminal in Cacouna, Quebec, but that configuration was abandoned due to the impact it would have on a The project was announced publicly on August 1, 2013, while the Keystone XL pipeline proposal was being debated. After the MRC publicly came out against the project, mostly stating a lack of emergency measures being in place, TransCanada emailed the group saying that the map presented to … The pipeline route would have run from Alberta to New Brunswick, crossing through Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. The tube shaped sheets will be welded together to form a pipeline. Forty-two people died.  In response, Frank McKenna, who was then Canadian Ambassador to the U.S., wrote a Financial Post opinion piece suggesting a west-east pipeline.  This endorsement was renewed by the former NDP Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley after her government's election in 2015. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi recently said that "Energy East is about energy independence for Canada. The proposed pipeline consists of a 4,500 km long pipeline to run west to east across Canada from Hardisty, Alberta, to Saint John, New Brunswick. With 1.1 million b/d capacity, the Energy East Pipeline project would require the construction of only 1.400 kilometers of new pipeline. She gave her tentative support to the project at a news conference last week. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline route through N.B. Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. may make changes to the Energy East pipeline route in the months to come, according to the company's vice president of eastern oil pipeline projects. On the one hand, it could be a boon to the economically depressed west,Â where low oil prices have led to large-scale job losses, asÂ the cross-country pipeline would give Canada'sÂ struggling, landlocked oil industry access to world energy markets. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has sort of flip-flopped on the issue. "We will continue to take on board additional comments and yes, there might be additional changes to the pipeline Read the report Energy East – A Threat to Our Drinking Water. , There were a number of factors that contributed to TransCanada's October 5, 2017 decision to cancel the Energy East project, including "politics, the energy market and the economics of the energy industry. Some communities through which it was proposed to pass (notably North Bay, Kenora, and Thunder Bay) opposed it categorically. Energy East was a 4,500-kilometre pipeline proposed to carry 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada. The project was originally estimated to cost $12 billion, but when the amended application was filed, the estimated cost had risen to $15.7 billion, not counting the value of the existing natural gas pipeline that would be incorporated into it. 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