Saint John leaders in Calgary to talk benefits of Energy East Pipeline

CALGARY, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Government and business leaders from Saint John and New Brunswick will touch down in Calgary today to further discuss the Energy East Pipeline and the role that Saint John can play in the project. The group is led by Saint John Mayor Mel Norton, and includes, the Hon. Craig Leonard, Minister of Energy and Mines for the Province of New Brunswick, Saint John Member of Parliament Rodney Weston, and Jim Quinn, CEO of Port Saint John.

"Saint John is Canada's gateway to international markets," says Norton. "We want to show the business leaders and our counterparts in Calgary that we are committed to this opportunity. We have Canada's largest refinery with the Irving Oil Refinery. Our deep water oil terminal can handle the largest ships in the world and is ideal for Calgary's oil and gas producers.  We're closer to India, Europe, the US East Coast, the Gulf Coast, and South America than any other Canadian port. Saint John has all of these benefits to bring to this project, and we will continue to spread the word."

The two-day mission will see the group meeting with oil and gas producers, local officials, and industry stakeholders.

This will also mark the first meeting between Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Saint John Mayor Mel Norton where the focus will be on building a relationship between the two cities, and discussing the commitment of Saint John to the proposed Energy East Pipeline.

SOURCE: City of Saint John

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Media Contact:
Christopher Dever 506.651.2808
christopher.dever@saintjohn.ca

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