NEB sets hearing locations for Alberta Clipper Expansion Project



    CALGARY, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) has determined
the locations for the Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (Enbridge) hearing into the
proposed Alberta Clipper Expansion Project (Alberta Clipper) that will begin
in November.
    The hearing will begin on 5 November 2007 in the NEB Hearing Room in
Calgary. It will then move to Saskatoon on 14 November, Regina on 19 November
and conclude back in Calgary on 26 November.

    Date: Monday, 5 November - Friday, 9 November
    Time: Hearing begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday
    City: Calgary, Alberta
    Address: NEB Hearing Room, 444 7 Avenue S.W.

    Date: Wednesday, 14 November - Friday, 16 November
    Time: Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday
    City: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Address: Ramada Hotel, 806 Idylwyld Drive North

    Date: Monday, 19 November - Thursday, 22 November
    Time: Hearing begins at 1:30 p.m. on Monday
    City: Regina, Saskatchewan
    Address: Delta Regina, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive

    Date: Monday, 26 November - Friday, 30 November
    Time: Hearing begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday
    City: Calgary, Alberta
    Address: NEB Hearing Room, 444 7 Avenue S.W.

    The Manitoba Pipeline Landowners Association (MPLA) and the Saskatchewan
Association of Pipeline Landowners (SAPL) notified the NEB that they have
resolved their issues on this project and reached a settlement agreement with
Enbridge. The MPLA and SAPL are withdrawing from the hearing process as
intervenors and have asked that their previously filed evidence be treated as
a letter of comment on the record.

    The proposed Alberta Clipper project is a new 1,607 km oil pipeline from
Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin. The Canadian portion of the project
would involve the construction and operation of facilities including
approximately 1,074 km of new 914 mm outside diameter (36-inch) oil pipeline
between Enbridge's Hardisty Terminal and the Canada - United States border
near Gretna, Manitoba. The pipeline would have an initial capacity of
71,500 m(3) (450,000 barrels per day). The estimated cost of the project is
expected to be $2 billion with construction to be completed by the end of
December 2009.

    The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates several 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/ Enbridge Pipelines Inc. - Alberta Clipper Expansion
Project




For further information:

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


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