Port Saint John Welcomes TransCanada

SAINT JOHN (NB) – TransCanada’s latest step in the Energy East Pipeline Project reinforces Port Saint John’s strength as an export terminal for western crude.

On Thursday afternoon, TransCanada announced Saint John will be an export terminal for western crude as part of Energy East. The 4,400-kilometre pipeline will carry 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to Montreal, Quebec City and Saint John.

“On behalf of Port Saint John, I want to welcome TransCanada to our city and province. We look forward to a long relationship and newfound prosperity for our region. Port Saint John’s proven success in providing safe and reliable access for one of Canada’s most valuable resources will help maximize a fair return for all involved,” Jim Quinn, president and CEO of Port Saint John, said following the announcement.

In May, the Port was part of a delegation of New Brunswick business leaders and politicians who visited Calgary to promote Saint John as an Energy East destination. Quinn said cooperation and dedication among local leaders has played a vital role in putting this region on the map.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and leadership from Premier David Alward, Mayor Mel Norton, provincial Minister of Energy Craig Leonard; Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament for Saint John and, of course, Irving Oil, a longstanding focal point for our Port and community. We’ve presented a united front on this landmark opportunity for New Brunswick and really displayed this province’s capabilities and strengths,” he said.

Port Saint John is an established port with a history of marine safety and commitment to sustainability. We have over 50 years handling petroleum cargo for both import and export.

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Paula Small
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