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 http://theenergycollective.com/146801/mike-priaro)
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::// www.calgaryherald.com/news/Pipelines+wait/9930821/story.html
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