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New west-east pipeline proposed for Canada: Queen's University expert

2013-11-12

Queen’s University energy policy expert Warren Mabee is available to comment on TransCanada Corp. pitching a new west-east pipeline which will bring crude oil refineries to Quebec and Saint John. The Calgary-based company is seeking firm financial commitments from companies seeking to ship crude oil from Western Canada to refineries in Eastern Canada.

Dr. Mabee, the director of the Queen’s University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, can also comment on the oil spill in an Arkansas neighbourhood and how that might affect the approval of the Keystone pipeline.

He can also comment on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill trial which resumes Tuesday, April 2 in New Orleans. Testimony is expected from Halliburton employee Jesse Gagliano, who was on the rig at the time of the April 2010 explosion. BP claims poor practices of the Halliburton staff had contributed to the disaster which saw an estimated 172 million gallons of petroleum spill into the Gulf.

Please note Dr. Mabee is only available for phone interviews.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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