TransCanada to file Energy East project application in mid-August

MONTREAL, June 10 Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:07pm EDT

MONTREAL, June 10 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp, Canada's No. 2 pipeline operator, expects to file an application for its C$12 billion ($11.01 billion) Energy East pipeline with energy regulators in mid-August, the company's chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

That follows a preliminary project description submitted to the National Energy Board in March. The Energy East pipeline is expected to carry 1.1 million barrels of crude per day from Alberta's oil sands to refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick.

"We would expect it sometime around mid-August, to be able to file with the National Energy Board for the conversion of the gas pipeline and the additional oil facilities that would be constructed," said Russ Girling, speaking on the sidelines of an economic forum in Montreal.

($1 = 1.0902 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Michael Wrobel in Montreal; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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