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
For further information:
Christopher Dever 506.651.2802