FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Premier David Alward heads to Alberta on Sunday for three days of meetings that he hopes will advance a proposal for a west-east oil pipeline.
Alward has meetings scheduled with Alberta Premier Alison Redford as well as officials in the oil and pipeline industries.
He says a pipeline that could deliver western crude to the Irving refinery in Saint John, N.B., would be good for the entire country, and a boost to his province’s faltering economy.
Company spokesman Shawn Howard says they would need to have long-term contracts signed with oil producers and refiners before any decision is made to proceed.
He says the federal and provincial governments can help by ensuring there is a fair and transparent regulatory process for the potential project.