The National Energy Board in Canada has agreed to suspend its review of TransCanada’s Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects for 30 days, following a request from the company.
During this period, the board will not issue further decisions or take further steps concerning the review of the projects. In addition, the NEB’s Expanded Indigenous and Public Engagement activities will also be suspended.
TransCanada’s request to extend the deadline to file any available project updates from September 15 to October 27 was also approved.
The Energy East Pipeline Project is a proposed 2,796-mile pipeline that would carry 1.1-million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada and a marine terminal in New Brunswick.
The Eastern Mainline Project is a proposal to build approximately 173 miles of new gas pipeline and related components in four sections, beginning near Markham, Ontario and finishing near Brouseville, Ontario.