En­bridge gets $14.7M fed­eral re­fund over North­ern Gate­way pipe­line project

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say­ing in a for­mal de­ci­sion that “it is just and rea­son­able to re­mit the funds.”

“In this case, (the North­ern Gate­way Pipe­line) did not be­gin con­struc­tion and the project will never move into op­er­a­tion,” the de­ci­sion says.

The re­fund will be paid out of the gov­ern­ment’s gen­eral ac­count. En­bridge says it is still out $373 mil­lion in lost costs for the can­celled project. Spokes­woman Tra­cie Kenyon said Thurs­day the com­pany has no other out­stand­ing claims for re­im­burse­ments or re­funds. The bill ban­ning crude oil tankers from north­ern B.C. has passed the House of Com­mons and is in the Se­nate.

Tankers car­ry­ing other fu­els are al­lowed on B.C.’S north coast, and a $40-bil­lion project for a pipe­line feed­ing a liq­ue­fied-nat­u­ral-gas ter­mi­nal in Kiti­mat is go­ing ahead.

Crude-oil tankers are also al­lowed along the prov­ince’s south­ern coast, in­clud­ing in the sea off Van­cou­ver.

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