Energy East Project
Energy East Pipeline Ltd. (EEPL)
On this page you can find:
- Project Information (description, map)
- Review of the Project (updates, oral traditional evidence)
- Applications to Participate (process for late applications)
- Support for Participants (process advisor, funding)
- Regulatory documents
Energy East is a 4,600-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.
This map provides an overview of the Energy East Project.
Review of the Project
Status and Next Steps
- The NEB has begun its review of the project application.
- The NEB has issued the list of approved Aboriginal Intervenors. [Filing A71289]
- Oral traditional evidence sessions will be held between November 9 and December 15, 2015. Additional sessions will be scheduled in 2016.
- The schedule of location and times of the oral traditional evidence sessions [Filing A72951] has been issued. Further hearing details have not yet been determined.
- The NEB cannot determine the project application to be complete until it has assessed the future amendments expected from TransCanada in the last quarter of 2015.
- If the application is found to be sufficiently complete, the NEB will issue a hearing order, which would provide details on the public hearing process.
Above: Typical hearing process. Note that engagement is a continuous process.
Oral traditional evidence
The NEB is inviting Aboriginal Intervenors to share their oral traditional evidence. This will be an opportunity to identify and increase understanding of the perspectives of Aboriginal groups in relation to Energy East.
For the detailed schedule, including locations and dates as well as guidance for participants, refer to Procedural Direction No. 1. [Filing A72951]
Applications to Participate
The Application to Participate (ATP) process is closed.
The Board will decide if late application 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.
Support for Participants
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.
For more information, please contact a Process Advisor.
Refer to the Participant Funding Program page for information on deadlines, eligibility, how to apply for funding and how to submit claims.
Energy East tools
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 here: [Folder 2540913].
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.
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.
- 2015-10-01: National Energy Board to hear oral Aboriginal traditional evidence for Energy East Project
- 2015-07-16: NEB issues list of Aboriginal Intervenors for Energy East
- 2015-03-09: The NEB will provide more time for people to apply to participate in the Energy East hearing
- 2015-02-19: Federal Court Denies Motion for Interlocutory Injunction for Energy East Project
- 2014-10-30: Media Advisory - National Energy Board Receives Application for Energy East
- 2014-04-22: Funding available to participate in the NEB's regulatory process regarding the Energy East Pipeline 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)
Participant Funding Program
Media inquiries (Katherine Murphy)
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: http://www.energyeastpipeline.com
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