SAINT JOHN, N.B.- TransCanada Corp, could bring Premier David Alward’s dream of a west-east pipeline to reality.

The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is aiming to file a regulatory application for the eastern pipeline, which would end in Quebec, by the end of the year.

John Herron, the president of Atlantica Centre For Energy, says the next step would be to file another proposal to build a pipeline further to the east coast. “Where that pipeline would terminate, that’s still yet to be determined”, says Herron. “Aspirationally speaking we think that’s it’s in the national interest for us to have that pipeline end in Saint John, N.B.
so that Canadians can optimize the price point of their natural resources”.

Numerous politicians, including former premier Frank McKenna and Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver have endorsed the west east pipeline concept.