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