Energy East Project

Project Update

  • TransCanada filed project amendments on December 17, 2015 [Filing A74779]
  • Future process steps will be communicated in early 2016.

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Energy East Pipeline Ltd. (EEPL)

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Project Information

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.

Project Map

This map provides an overview of the Energy East Project.

TransCanada Energy East Pipeline Project Map

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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

  • Oral traditional evidence (OTE) sessions were held in fall 2015.
  • Additional OTE sessions will be scheduled in 2016.
  • The NEB has begun its review of the project application.
  • The NEB has issued the list of approved Aboriginal Intervenors. [Filing A71289]
  • The NEB cannot determine the project application to be complete until it has assessed the amendments received from TransCanada in December 2015 [Filing A74779].
  • 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.

View past hearing status updates

Hearing Process Diagram

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

Oral traditional evidence

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 Eastern Mainline.

There were 14 oral traditional evidence sessions held in fall 2015. The audio broadcast is available as well as transcripts from each session [Folder 2856151].

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.


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.

Support for Participants

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.

For more information, please contact a Process Advisor.

Participant Funding

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

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.

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

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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)

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.

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