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Energy East pipe now the frontrunner?

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World Pipelines,

Following the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline project, attention is turning to the chances that another will get built.

The prospects for Energy East, a 4600 km length of pipeline running between Alberta and New Brunswick, have never looked better, according to many industry analysts.

New Brunswick's Premier says he's hopeful that US President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline will give added impetus to an east-west pipeline that flows to his province.

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant has been talking up the Energy East pipeline in Saskatchewan, during meetings with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in Regina. Gallant says the Energy East project would create thousands of jobs across the country and at the same time diversify exports to markets around the world.

Wall says they hope the project moves quickly through the regulatory stages, including consulting with First Nations and meeting economic and safety tests.

The Liberals under Mr. Trudeau supported TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone project, and they also seem to support the Energy East pipeline, another TransCanada crude export proposal.

Edited from various sources by Elizabeth Corner

Sources: CBCCTV NewsThe Globe and MailGlobal News

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