TransCanada says it’s cancelling Energy East pipeline

TransCanada $TRP said it’s cancelling plans to build a pipeline that would ship 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to the Atlantic coast.

TransCanada Corp $TRP abandoned construction of its 4,500-kilometre (2,800 mile) oil pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, to Saint John, New Brunswick, taking a C$1 billion ($798 million) non-cash charge.

Energy East proposed pipeline

Energy East would have given oil producers in Alberta and Saskatchewan about 1.1 million barrels a day to refineries and a marine-shipping terminal in eastern Canada. Also, Energy East would have provided Canadian oil producers with access to buyers in India.

“We understand that it is driven by a broad range of factors that any responsible business must consider. Nonetheless, this is an unfortunate outcome for Canadians,” Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said.

“Everything Justin Trudeau touches becomes a nightmare,” Conservative opposition deputy leader said. 

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