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TransCanada seeking suspension of application for Energy East pipeline



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TransCanada Corporation announced Friday it is seeking a 30-day suspension of its application for Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline Project to review the changes announced by the National Energy Board (NEB).

TransCanada cited concerns with the NEB’s changes to the issues and environmental assessment factors and the impact of those changes on project costs.

Earlier this summer the NEB stated it will now be assessing downstream greenhouse gas emissions as well as direct emissions in the assessment of the project.

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The NEB stated on its website and by Twitter that it has received TransCanada’s request, and are reviewing the request and will release an answer publicly in a “timely manner”.

Energy East is a proposed 4,500 kilometer pipeline to transport crude oil from Alberta to the Maritimes.

Eastern Mainline is a proposal for 279 km of new pipeline in Ontario.

TransCanada also announced the day before that it is extending the period for which it is accepting contracts for future delivery in the Keystone pipeline citing Gulf Coast hurricane flooding as contributing to the disinterest.

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