NEB approves Enbridge’s Line 9 reversal

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Published on: February 6, 2015

Globe and Mail / Shawn McCarthy, Jeff Lewis / 06 February 2015

line9-0206The National Energy Board has given Enbridge Inc. the all-clear to open its reversed Line 9 pipeline, providing western oil producers with direct access to Quebec refineries for the first time in 17 years.

The approval came as the oil sands industry and its governmental backers won a long-fought battle in Europe to avoid punitive treatment on fuel regulations aimed reducing carbon emissions, a victory that could allow for Canadian crude exports to the continent.