North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

FEB 2017

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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napipelines.com FEBRUARY 2017 | North American Oil & Gas Pipelines 29 C A N A D I A N O I L P I P E L I N E S R E P O R T 2017 share with the U.S. is a critical one." CEPA president and CEO Chris Bloomer echoed those sentiments, adding, "While recent pipeline ap- provals will ensure our energy moves to tidewater, we must continue to maintain the long-standing, strong relationship that we have with our neighbors to the south. All pipeline projects in Canada remain critically important to North America's energy interests." Texas-based energy lawyer Scott Marrs said that the biggest impact to the oil and pipeline industry will be an infusion of capital, as Trump's actions removed a level of uncertainty in the market, which he called the "biggest killer of projects." "With President Trump's executive order and presi- dential memorandums relating to the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipeline comes certainty in the oil patch," said Marrs, regional managing partner at the Akerman lawfirm. "With certainty comes investment and capital infusion into energy projects." Marrs added that the president's executive orders were a "much-needed step in the right direction" and would lead to additional capital to fund other pipeline projects, creating "a new energy infrastructure renaissance." Creating more avenues of market access for Cana- dian oil and gas resources remains a major driver for the countries pipeline industry, McMillan said. What follows are highlights regarding projects to expand Canada's crude oil transportation infrastructure that are under way, awaiting approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) or Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) or still in the planning stages. Athabasca Pipeline Twinning Project Location: Alberta Stakeholder(s): Enbrige Overview: The Athabasca Twinning Pipeline Project (APT) involves construction of a 36-in. diameter crude oil pipeline, originating at Enbridge's Kirby Lake Ter- minal, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, and terminating at Enbridge's Battle River Terminal, near Hardisty, Alberta. The new pipeline generally follows the com- pany's existing Athabasca Pipeline right of way, start- ing at its existing Kirby Lake Terminal, near Winifred Lake, and ending at the existing Battle River Terminal, near Hardisty. Instead of building the proposed Wood

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