Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr is confident the increased energy export capacity the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines afford Canada does not mean Ottawa will be quick to reject other projects under review.
Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, which originates in Sherwood Park, and Enbridge's Line 3 with its starting point in the town of Hardisty, are estimated to pump nearly a million more barrels of oil a day from Alberta's oilsands to global markets.
There are approximately 840,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada — 25,000 km. of feeder lines, 250,000 km. of gathering lines, 450,000 km. of distribution lines, and 117,000 km. of transmission lines. They carry oil, refined petroleum products and natural gas...
Kinder Morgan has won cabinet approval for its $6.8 billion plan to triple the capacity of its northern Alberta-to-Burnaby pipeline system to 895,000 barrels a day.
“There is no infrastructure initiative in my opinion that could have broader impact on our region than the Energy East Pipeline,” Bob Mussett, a CBRE senior vice-president and its senior managing director for Atlantic Canada, said Wednesday.
The election of Donald Trump to the White House has breathed new life into the possibility that TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline could be revived. That would see Alberta crude sent south of the border bound for refineries in the Gulf of Mexico.