The Energy East pipeline is a project that has been proposed by one of Canada’s largest energy companies, TransCanada, to carry Alberta tar sands crude to a refinery on Canada’s East Coast. Some segments of the pipeline would be constructed anew and others converted from an older natural gas pipeline owned and operated by TransCanada. In Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, the project would entail conversion of TransCanada’s older natural gas pipeline, accompanied by construction of new pump stations as well as a smaller lateral pipeline in Southwestern Manitoba.
More information about what TransCanada is proposing is available via their Energy East website. TransCanada filed an initial description of the project with the National Energy Board (NEB) in March 2014, and a full project application with the (NEB) in October 2014.