Energy East Project

Project Update

  • The consolidated version of the Energy East application has arrived [Folder 2543426]. The consolidated version is a repackaging of information already filed, including the amendments, errata and supplemental filings in a clear format that can be easily searched and referenced.

    The previous filings (original application and supplemental filings) that are replaced by this consolidated version have been removed from our website to promote greater transparency and to facilitate the meaningful participation of the public during the hearing process.
  • TransCanada filed project amendments on December 17, 2015. [Filing A74779]

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Energy East Pipeline Ltd. (EEPL)

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Project Information

Energy East is 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 would include:

  • Converting an existing natural gas pipeline to an oil transportation pipeline;
  • Constructing new pipeline in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick to link up with the converted pipe; and
  • Constructing the associated facilities, pump stations and tank terminals required to move crude oil from Alberta to Québec and New Brunswick, including marine facilities that enable access to other markets by ship.

Project Map

This map provides an overview of the Energy East Project.

TransCanada Energy East Pipeline Project Map

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Energy East and Canada’s Official Languages

Energy East and Canada’s Official Languages: A Message from the Team

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Providing Content in Canada's Official Languages

The National Energy Board is committed to providing all services and public communications in both of Canada’s official languages. We proudly follow all regulations set out by the Official Languages Act, the Official Languages Regulations and Treasury Board policy to meet the needs of Canadians in both English and French.

Organizations or groups that are not subject to the Official Languages Act may provide information in the official language of their choice.

Review of the Project

Meet the Panel

This project will be reviewed by the following three NEB Board members:

  • Roland George (Presiding Member)
  • Lyne Mercier
  • Jacques Gauthier

The Panel will study the application and all relevant information and evidence placed on the record. This same Panel will also consider the Eastern Mainline Project. Learn more about the Panel here.

Status and Next Steps

  • The NEB is reviewing the Energy East project application, and subsequent amendments, to determine if it’s sufficiently complete to proceed with further process steps.
  • The Board will release a list of approved hearing participants after reviewing all of the Applications to Participate we have received to date.
  • The NEB has issued the list of approved Aboriginal Intervenors. [Filing A71289]
  • Oral traditional evidence (OTE) sessions were held in fall 2015.
  • Additional OTE sessions will be scheduled in 2016.

View past hearing status updates

Hearing Process Diagram

Above: Typical hearing process. Note that engagement is a continuous process.

Oral traditional evidence

When the NEB invites Aboriginal Intervenors to share their oral traditional evidence, this is an opportunity to identify and increase understanding of the perspectives of Aboriginal groups in relation to Energy East.

Oral traditional evidence sessions were offered in the fall 2015. Details on further sessions in 2016 are to be determined.

Applications to Participate


Email is not a valid method of filing regulatory documents with the NEB. Comments about the Energy East Project received by email will not be considered.

The Application to Participate process is closed.

The Board will decide if late applications will be accepted and whether you will be allowed to participate. Please contact the Process Advisor to discuss the filing process for a late application to participate.

To be a participant in a NEB Hearing Process, you must be directly affected or have relevant information or expertise. You can apply to participate as an Intervenor or a commenter.

A list of approved participants will be released after the Board has reviewed the Applications to Participate we have received to date.

Support for Participants

Information Sessions

The NEB offers a series of information sessions to those who have an interest in learning more about the Board and its processes.

Sessions consist of a 45 minute presentation followed by a question period.

If you would like to request an information session, please contact a Process Advisor at 1-800-899-1265 or by email:

  • Material presented at the information session(s):
    • NEB 101: A summary about the Board, its mandate and the hearing process, including an overview of the Application to Participate process and the Participant Funding Program.
    • Participation in a Public Hearing - Part “A”: Information about who may participate in the Board’s hearing, methods of participation, and the roles and responsibilities of participants.

Please note that our team of Process Advisors can offer support in both English and French.

Process Advisor

The main role of a Process Advisor is to provide information to the general public and support to participants in the hearing. They can also answer questions about the NEB’s process. To reach a Process Advisor for Energy East call 1-800-899-1265 or email:

Participant Funding

Participant funding is available for this hearing. The deadline to apply for funding will be announced at a later date. For more information on eligibility and how to apply for funding, visit

Energy East tools

Regulatory documents

During the National Energy Board's review of this project, all evidence, letters of comment, Board decisions and other relevant documents must be filed with the NEB and placed on the Board's online document repository. These documents are all accessible to the public. You can find these documents at:

If you need to read the application for the Energy East Project in French, the company has provided sections of it on their website. On the Regulatory Filing page scroll down to Application.

List of Issues

The List of Issues is a regulatory document that outlines what the Board will consider when it reviews the Energy East Project application. A List of Issues keeps everyone focused on the issues that are relevant to the Board’s assessment.

News releases

See past news releases for this project


NEB Contact Information

Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

Hearing Process (Process Advisory Team)
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

Participant Funding Program
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

For media inquiries, please contact:

Sarah Kiley
Communications Office
Telephone: 403-299-3302
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

Marc Drolet
Communications Officer

Telephone: 514-283-2261
Telephone (cellular): 514-476-9911

Company Contacts

If you have questions about the project, including whether or not the pipeline could cross your property, please contact EEPL at 1-855-895-8750.

Energy East: