Energy Pipeline Projects

Developing Canada’s natural resources and getting them to new markets creates jobs, spurs innovation and ensures we receive full value for our energy products. Our vision is to use the coming decades to meet rising global demand for oil and gas while funding the next generation of renewable energy.

At the same time, the Government of Canada believes that resource development must go hand in hand with environmental responsibility. To build Canadians’ confidence in environmental and regulatory review processes, the Government has initiated a review of the environmental assessment process and a modernization of the National Energy Board. We have also established an interim strategy to give greater certainty and public transparency to the review of resource project.

These initiatives will help ensure that the decisions we make about pipeline projects are in the public interest — that they balance the twin imperatives of economic prosperity and sustainability.

Learn More About the Government’s Project Decisions

2017 NGTL System Expansion Project

The Government has approved the project, subject to 36 binding conditions that will help ensure the project operates safely.

Northern Gateway Project

The Government has determined that the project is not in the public interest, given that it would result in crude oil tankers off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Line 3 Replacement Project

The Government has approved the project, subject to 37 binding conditions to ensure the pipeline is built and operated in a way that is safe for Canadians and the environment.

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The Government has approved the project, subject to 157 binding conditions that will address potential Indigenous, socio-economic and environmental impacts.

Towerbirch Expansion Project

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. is proposing an expansion to the NGTL System to receive sweet natural gas from gas producers in northeastern B.C.

Energy East Pipeline Project

TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. is proposing to construct and operate a pipeline to transport crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick.

Action on Climate Change

Learn how the Government of Canada is working with the provinces, territories and international partners to take action on climate change, put a price on carbon, and reduce carbon pollution.

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