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Energy East pipeline costs jump 30%, as TransCanada makes 700 tweaks to plan


CALGARY – Building the Energy East pipeline will cost almost $4 billion more than expected, the result of hundreds of tweaks to the project’s design and an expanded terminal in Saint John, N.B. TransCanada Corp. announced Thursday that it had filed an amendment to the National Energy Board for the …

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With B.C.’s rejection of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Canada’s diversification strategy is unravelling


Just as the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion seemed to be within striking distance of winning a regulatory permit, the British Columbia government formally requested its rejection Monday in a submission to the National Energy Board (NEB). The takeaway: Alberta’s – and Canada’s – oil market diversification strategy is unraveling. …

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Northern Gateway pipeline gets handed another setback from B.C. Supreme Court


VANCOUVER — An alliance of First Nations is celebrating a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling that it says could set back the Northern Gateway pipeline by years and throw a wrench into another high-profile project review. The case was brought forward by the Gitga’at First Nation and Coastal First Nations, …

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in limbo as ‘duty to consult’ takes centre stage


CALGARY – The process for reviewing pipeline projects in Canada is in flux, creating severe legal complications for lawyers on both sides of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Changes are coming to the regulatory process that will affect Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, adding new regulatory hurdles …

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Trans Mountain pipeline project risks are manageable, oil companies tell NEB


CALGARY – The National Energy Board shouldn’t make a decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project “by a show of hands,” a lawyer for a group of Canada’s largest oil companies argued Wednesday. Don Davies, acting for Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Ltd., Cenovus Energy …

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Former NEB chair says politicians should stay out of pipeline reviews as energy watchdog comes under siege


Among the promises made by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to restore “trust” in the National Energy Board, there is one that former chairman Gaetan Caron really likes: Keep politics out of pipeline reviews. Peter Foster: Trudeau turns the pipeline game into all snakes, no ladders Justin Trudeau has taken a …

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Canadian Energy Pipeline Association seeking grassroots support from first responders


MONTREAL —  As politicians coast to coast engage in a war of words over the safety of TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East pipeline, Canada’s pipeline industry association is working to build confidence in an unlikely place: those who will be first on the scene if anything goes wrong. Across the country, …

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