CALGARY, Aug. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) issued a hearing order today, starting the process to hear the application by Chevron Canada Limited (Chevron) for approval of Priority Destination Designation on the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
The Trans Mountain Pipeline has experienced recurrent and ongoing apportionment since late 2010. This means all of the shippers that use the pipeline to move products to land destinations on the West Coast ship only a portion of what they request.
If approved, when space on the Trans Mountain Pipeline is constrained, shipments to Chevron's Burnaby Refinery would receive priority over other shipments that are not made under contract for firm service.
The issues that the Board expects to consider through the hearing process are listed in the hearing order, available on the Board's website.
The Board will obtain evidence and views of interested persons on the application in an oral hearing, scheduled to begin on 15 January 2013 in the Board's Hearing Room, 2nd floor, 444 Seventh Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta.
Members of the public can participate in the hearing in one of two ways:
- by seeking intervenor status; or
- by filing a letter of comment.
Any person wishing to intervene in the hearing must file the required documents with the Board and serve a copy on Chevron by 24 August 2012. The Board will then release a List of Parties consisting of Chevron and intervenors. The deadline for letters of comment is 30 October 2012.
Online forms for the two methods of participation are available on the NEB website at www.neb-one.gc.ca. In the right margin under Regulatory Documents, select Submit Documents, then click on Submit Documents Electronically and select the appropriate form.
The NEB is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest.
Please visit the NEB Web site for general information about the hearing process and how you can participate effectively. To access the information, go to www.neb-one.gc.ca, select Hearing and Information Session, and then click on Participate in a Public Hearing.
This news release and the Hearing Order are also available on the Board's Internet site under What's New!
|Related documents||2012-06-19 - Chevron Canada Limited - Chevron Canada Limited's Priority Destination Designation Application (A42250)|
|2012-08-03 - Letter and Hearing Order|
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