Calgary Herald: Potential for Energy East 2, additional 1.1 million barrels per day

TransCanada Corp. announced it will be filing its application for the proposed $12-billion, 1.1 million-barrels-per-day Energy East pipeline to Saint John in mid-August. A truly nation-building project, it is the centrepiece of a Canada-first energy strategy, and proves that Albertans are Canadians first – one of Peter Lougheed’s guiding principles.

What has not been announced is that there is potential for both an Energy East Line 2, to carry an additional 1.1 million barrels per day, and an Energy East extension to the Strait of Canso Superport, the safest port on the East Coast. Canso is closer to western India through Suez than are Vancouver, Kitimat, Prince Rupert or Valdez across the Pacific.

What is also apparently not known to Jim Prentice is that Energy East lines 1 and 2, together with a TransMountain pipeline expansion to Tsawwassen, not Burnaby, and new rail loading terminals in Alberta make both Northern Gateway and Keystone XL unnecessary until at least 2028.

Mike Priaro (see profile at


Source: "Pipelines can wait", BY MIKE PRIARO, CALGARY HERALD JUNE 12, 2014,
Re: "Jim Prentice says he’s the leader Alberta needs to build Northern Gateway pipeline to B.C.," Herald Online, June 11, http:://

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CleanEast Energy East: When the pipeline spills…

Today the Council of Canadians released a new report, "Energy East: When the pipeline spills… "

The briefing report challenges a number of the safety promises TransCanada makes and highlights the deficiencies with federal oversight. Of particular interest may be the history of explosions on the mainline. I also dug up how these explosions, 8 between 1991-2013, then 2 in 2014 were discovered. Only 1 of the 8 were discovered by their remote sensors! They continued to spill for anywhere between 10 minutes to 6 hrs, most frequently 2-4 hrs. A far cry from TransCanadas promises. The Council of Canadians asks us to share this new report broadly.

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Quebec march against Energy East nears destination (June 2014)

A group of marchers walking more than 700 kilometres across Quebec to protest pipelines that would carry Alberta’s tar sands through the province are nearing their final destination.

As pipelines in British Columbia and the United States have been delayed by
opposition, oil companies have increasingly turned their hopes to two
eastward-looking pipeline projects ­ TransCanada’s Energy East and Enbridge’s Line 9 ­ that wt would pass oil
through Quebec before exporting it abroad.

Posted by Martin Lukacs, Wednesday 11 June 2014 @ theguardian .com
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New Video from the Peoples March for Mother Earth outlines Energy East concerns

The Peoples March for Mother Earth is crossing Quebec to protest TransCanada and Enbridge’s tar sands pipeline projects and push for a transition to a new economic model. A new video vividly shows the concerns of farmers, land-owners, indigenous peoples and citizens the walkers have encountered along their route, the
makings of a loose coalition mounting a growing protest.

Posted by Martin Lukacs, Wednesday 11 June 2014 @ theguardian .com
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TransCanada to file Energy East project application in mid-August

MONTREAL, June 10 Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:07pm EDT

(Reuters) – TransCanada Corp, Canada’s No. 2 pipeline operator, expects to file an application for its C$12 billion ($11.01 billion) Energy East pipeline with energy regulators in mid-August, the company’s chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

That follows a preliminary project description submitted to the National Energy Board in March. The Energy East pipeline is expected to carry 1.1 million barrels of crude per day from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick.

"We would expect it sometime around mid-August, to be able to file with the National Energy Board for the conversion of the gas pipeline and the additional oil facilities that would be constructed," said Russ Girling, speaking on the sidelines of an economic forum in Montreal.

($1 = 1.0902 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Michael Wrobel in Montreal; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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Area residents concerned about the Energy East project are meeting June 10th for a strategy session to map out efforts over the next several months, including building community awareness, responding to the Ontario Energy Board’s ongoing consultation and engaging – or not – in the National Energy Board review.

The session will be from 6 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, June 10th. Please pre-register to receive additional details.