Premier pushes for pipeline

After Ottawa’s approval of two pipeline projects out west last week, Premier Brian gallant says there’s still a strong need for the Energy East pipeline. Gallant says it would help eastern refineries, including Irving’s, to reduce their dependence on foreign oil, and provide a safe mode to get oil from Alberta to New Brunswick.

Ottawa is expected to appoint new panelists soon for the National Energy Board’s review of the almost $15.7 billion project.