Board Decisions and Recommendations

Hearings FY 2016-2017

Board Decisions and Recommendations: Hearings FY 2016-2017
Name File Number Company Commodity Recommendation
/ Decision Released
Application to Abandon the Hiding Creek Tie-In Pipeline MHW-007-2016 ConocoPhillips Canada Operations Ltd. Gas 8 March 2017
Application to Abandon the John Lake Pipelines MHW-003-2016 AltaGas Holdings Inc. Gas 27 February 2017
Enbridge Line 10 Westover Segment Replacement Project OH-001-2016 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Oil 26 January 2017
ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC EH-001-2015 ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC Electricity 19 January 2017
TransCanada STS RH-001-2016 TransCanada PipeLines Limited Gas 24 November 2016
Abandonment of the Pesh-Petitot Pipeline MHW-004-2016 Delphi Energy Corporation Gas 14 November 2016
Westcoast T-South Winter Firm Service Application RHW-001-2016 Westcoast Energy Inc, doing business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast) Gas 10 November 2016
Abandonment of the Eyehill Pipeline MHW-005-2016 Husky Oil Limited Gas 7 November 2016
Abandonment of Marsden Salt Water Injection Pipeline System MHW-006-2016 Husky Oil Operations Ltd. Other 31 October 2016
Towerbirch Expansion Project – Hearing Order GH-003-2015 GH-003-2015 NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Gas 6 October 2016
Application to Abandon the Hallum Pipeline MHW-002-2016 Bonavista Energy Corporation Gas 20 September 2016
Vaughan Mainline Expansion Project GH-001-2016 TransCanada PipeLines Limited. Gas 1 September 2016
NGTL 2017 System Expansion Project GH-002-2015 NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Gas 1 June 2016
2015 Meter Stations and Laterals Abandonment Project MHW-004-2015 NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Gas 27 May 2016
Trans Mountain Expansion Project OH-001-2014 Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Other 19 May 2016
Line 3 Replacement Program OH-002-2015 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Oil 25 April 2016

Tolls & Tariffs FY 2016-2017

Board Decisions: Tolls & Tariffs FY 2016-2017
Applicant Section of NEB Act Date of Board Decision
Plains Midstream Canada ULC Part IV, Section 60 2016/04/01; TGI-001-2016
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Part IV, Section 59 2016/04/07; TG-001-2016
Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. Part IV, Section 59, Not Applicable for Internal Driven Project 2016/04/25; TO-003-2016
Trans Québec and Maritimes Pipeline Inc. Part IV, Section 60 2016/04/26; TG-002-2016
Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission Part IV, Section 60 2016/04/27; TG-003-2016
Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission Part IV, Section 62 2016/04/29; TG-004-2016
Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Part I, Section 21,
Part I, Section 19.(1)-19.(2),
Part IV, Section 62
2016/04/27; TO-004-2016
Alliance Pipeline Ltd. Part IV, Section 60 2016/05/10; TG-005-2016
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Part IV, Section 59 2016/05/16; TG-006-2016
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Part IV, Section 62 2016/05/19; TG-007-2016
Kinder Morgan Cochin ULC Part IV, Section 60 2016/06/08; TO-005-2016
Pembina Prairie Facilities Ltd. Part IV, Section 60,
Part 1, Section 16.1
2016/06/14; Board Letter
6720471 Part IV, Section 59 2016/08/18; Board Letter
Alliance Pipeline Ltd. Part IV, Section 60 2016/09/16; Board Letter
Caltex Recources Ltd Part IV, Section 59 2016/09/22; Board Letter
Steppe Petroleum Inc. Part IV, Section 59 2016/10/19; Board Letter
Alliance Pipeline Ltd. Part IV, Section 60 2016/10/31; TG-009-2016
Venturion Oil Limited Part IV, Section 59 2016/11/25; Board Letter
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Part IV, Section 60 2016/11/25; TGI-002-2016
TransCanada PipeLines Limited Part IV, Section 60 2016/12/02; TG-011-2016
Strategic Oil and Gas Ltd. Part IV, Section 59 2016/12/06; Board Letter
Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Management Ltd. Part IV, Section 60 2016/12/13; TGI-003-2016
Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission Part IV, Section 60 2016/12/16; TGI-004-2016
Trans Québec and Maritimes Pipeline Inc. Part IV, Section 60 2016/12/21; TGI-005-2016
Trans Québec and Maritimes Pipeline Inc. Part IV, Section 60 2017/02/06; TG-001-2017
2016/12/21; TGI-005-2016
Alliance Pipeline Ltd. Part IV, Section 59 2017/02/27; Board Letter
Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. Part IV, Section 60 2017/03/20; TO-001-2017
Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission Part IV, Section 59 2017/03/22; TG-002-2017

Board Decisions: Imports & Exports (April 2016 – March 2017)

Board Decisions: Imports & Exports (April 2016 – March 2017)
Totals (April 2016 – March 2017) New Amendments Renewals Revocations Total
Propane short-term export orders 13 0 66 2 81
Butane short-term export orders 7 0 51 2 60
Oil short-term export orders 12 2 145 3 162
Gas short-term export and import orders 186 7 0 8 201
Electricity export permits issued 13 9 N/A 1 23
Propane long-term export licences 2 0 N/A 0 2
Gas long-term licences (import and export) including liquefied natural gas 3 0 N/A 2 5
Total 236 18 262 18 534

Incidents that Harm People or the Environment (April 2016 to March 2017)

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Incidents that Harm People or the Environment (April 2016 to March 2017)
Significant Adverse Effect on the Environment 1
Liquid Releases off Company Property 3
Serious Injuries 4
Fatalities 0
Gas Releases 5
TOTAL 13

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NEB Expenditures and Staff (by fiscal year)

The Board is funded by Parliament through the Appropriations Act, with approximately 97 per cent of its costs recovered by the Federal government from the companies whose energy facilities are regulated by the Board. Financial statements for cost recovery purposes are prepared annually and audited by the Office of the Auditor General. The table below provides an overview of NEB financial and human resources.

NEB Expenditures and Staff (by fiscal year)
Fiscal Year (1 April to 31 March) Expenditures (Million $) Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)
2014-2015 87.3 440.6
2015-2016 82.4 457.6
2016-2017 84.6 474.5
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