(Quebec) The East Energy pipeline will not only across Quebec to export oil it will carry. Valero signed a contract for possible supply its refinery in Lévis. Everything indicates that Suncor has done the same for its facilities in Montreal.
Both companies provided this information. They contradict the words of the leader of the Bloc Quebecois. Two weeks ago, Gilles Duceppe accused TransCanada Eastern Power’s promoter, to lie when the Alberta firm advance that some of the oil will be refined in Quebec.
At Valero, director of public affairs noted that plans for the pipeline have already planned a connection for linking the Jean-Gaulin refinery to the main pipe. A commercial agreement with TransCanada has also been signed in mid-summer, says Julie Cusson, unable to give details.
The spokesman Suncor, whose refining facilities are located in eastern Montreal, said that the company policy is to not talk about contracts and their contents. By cons, Dean Dussault reports that it is expected that driving can bring the oil to the refinery complex.
In both cases, the facilities are able to handle what will pass through East Energy. Our interviewees recall that the pipeline will transport different kinds of oil, including the “light” the ideal type of hydrocarbon to their facilities.
Valero buys abroad 265,000 barrels of oil it processes. Julie Cusson mentions that the company intends to obtain about half of its supply by reversing an existing pipeline. The “9 B” could be in operation by the end of 2016. The remaining 50% could come from Energy East, which must carry, if it occurs, 1.1 million barrels per day.
Mr. Dussault suggests that Suncor would have a dual purpose by binding to East Energy. Refinery depends on the import of 135,000 barrels per day. In addition, Suncor is a winery in the West and East could use the energy pipelines and “9 B” to sell its unrefined petroleum products, including Montreal.
The two communications officials declined to comment out the Bloc leader. It was not possible to get comments of Mr. Duceppe.