TransCanada Corporation is altering the scope of the Energy East pipeline project in Québec. Part of the changed scope includes the decision not to build a marine terminal and associated tank terminal at Cacouna, Québec. Potential alternative terminal options are being reviewed. Québec and New Brunswick refineries would continue to be connected directly to Energy East.
“This decision is the result of the recommended change in status of the Beluga whales to endangered and ongoing discussions we have had with communities and key stakeholders,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and CEO. “We have listened and our decision reflects that. Our goal has been to strike a balance between TransCanada’s commitment to minimising environmental impacts and the imperative to build modern infrastructure to safely transport the energy Canadians need and consume every day.”