TransCanada Gets Green Light For Northern Courier Pipeline Project

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TransCanada Corp. announced that the Alberta Energy Regulator has approved TransCanada’s application to construct and operate the Northern Courier Pipeline project. Construction is slated for the third quarter 2014 and completion is scheduled for 2017.
  TransCanada was selected by Fort Hills Energy LP to design, build, own and operate the Northern Courier Pipeline project, which is fully contracted under a long-term agreement. The 56-mile pipeline system will transport bitumen and diluent products between the Fort Hills mine and bitumen extraction facility and Suncor’s East Tank Farm, located north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Northern Courier will consist of a 24-inch diameter insulated steel pipeline to transport bitumen, and a 12-inch diameter steel pipeline to transport diluent.