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Pipeline Technology Journal 2-2015

Latest developments and news from the pipeline industry

Send latest Pipeline related news to: ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD CRITICAL OF PROPOSED $12 BILLION, 4600 KM ENERGY EAST OIL PIPELINE The Ontario Energy Board has voiced its opinion on the $12 billion En- ergy East oil pipeline project, reflecting the concerns of the communi- ties along the route that the environmental risks are greater than the potential benefits. The Board expressed an added concern that the project would drive up natural gas prices, as the project entails the conversion of a nat- ural gas pipeline into an oil pipeline and there would be less supply of this resource. “What we have found is there is an imbalance between the economic and environmental risks of the project and the expected benefits for Ontarians,” said OEB vice-president Peter Fraser as he released a re- port on Energy East. “The top concern expressed,” he said, “was the risk of an oil spill as the pipeline runs new or across many waterways. Our advice is that for the existing pipeline, when it is too close to en- vironmentally sensitive areas, it should be rerouted unless it can be justified by TransCanada as necessary.” TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) is planning to build the pipeline to bring Alberta crude to refineries in Quebec and to a refinery and ma- rine terminal in Saint John, N.B. For two-thirds of the way, it plans to convert a natural gas pipeline for oil and then build all new pipe throughout Quebec and New Brunswick. For further information: Ontario Energy Board SAWYER MFG. CO. INTRODUCES GRINDER HOLDER FOR WELDERS The Grinder Holder keeps tools visible and conveniently within reach yet safely out of the way. It holds two grinders, a Rheostat box and ad- ditional tools in one compact, convenient location and incorporates durable steel construction with a corrosion-resistant powder coat- ing. The Grinder Holder features two mounting options; it can easily mount to all major manufacturer’s pipe stands or be affixed to either flat surfaces or pipe 3 inches and larger with four powerful rotating magnets. An easy-carry handle provides the user extreme portability and an additional side-mounted magnet allows frequently used tools to be secured to the frame. The Grinder Holder keeps grinders and tools close at hand while be- ing easily transferable to the next weld. It is now in full-scale produc- tion. Sawyer equipment is used worldwide in the construction and mainte- nance of pipeline, waste water and sewer lines, marine and offshore applications, gathering and distribution systems, and other welding and pipeline applications. The products are sold exclusively through distributors in the U.S. and abroad. Please call 1-877-730-9149 or email for the name of your nearest Sawyer distributor. For further information: Krystal Bornhop, Marketing E-mail © by Sawyer Mfg. Co. Ontario portion of the Energy East pipe- line (© 2015 Ontario Energy Board) INDUSTRY AND PRACTICE 10 PIPELINE TECHNOLOGY JOURNAL

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