Locations set for Keystone hearing



    CALGARY, April 25 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) has determined
the locations for the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd hearings that will
begin in June.
    The hearing will begin on Monday, 4 June, 2007 in the NEB Hearing Room in
Calgary. It will then move to Regina on 13 and 14 June. The first day of the
hearing in each of these cities will begin at 9:30 a.m. local time.

    
           Date:     Monday, 4 June - Tuesday, 12 June
           City:     Calgary, Alberta
           Address:  NEB Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, 444 Seventh Ave S.W.

           Date:     Wednesday, 13 June and Thursday 14 June
           City:     Regina, Saskatchewan
           Address:  Delta Regina, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive
    

    An information session on the NEB hearing process will also be held for
intervenors on the first day of the hearing in each city. The sessions will
begin at 8:30 a.m. local time. Intervenors wishing to participate in these
sessions are asked to register with Louise Niro at (403) 299-3987 or 
1-800-899-1265.

    The Keystone Pipeline project is a proposed crude oil line that would run
from Alberta to markets in Illinois. The Canadian portion of the line would
extend from Hardisty, Alberta to a point near Haskett, Manitoba. The proposed
project involves the acquisition and conversion of 864 kilometres (km) of
existing gas pipeline to an oil transmission pipeline. Approximately 371 km of
new pipeline would be constructed as part of the proposed project, as well as
the construction and operation of pump stations, tanks and other related works
and activities. The estimated cost of the project is $664 million.

    The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates parts of Canada's
energy industry. Its purpose is to promote safety and security, environmental
protection, and efficient energy infrastructure and markets in the Canadian
public interest, within the mandate set by Parliament in the regulation of
pipelines, energy development and trade.

    This news release and the application are available on the Board's
website at www.neb-one.gc.ca under "What's New", and under Regulatory
Documents/ Quick Links/ TransCanada Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd. - TransCanada
Application for Keystone Pipeline.





For further information:

For further information: Kristen Higgins, khiggins@neb-one.gc.ca,
Communications Officer, Telephone: (403) 299-3371


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