TransCanada Launches Binding Open Season for Eastern Oil Pipeline

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TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) announced today that it will hold a binding open season to obtain firm commitments from interested parties for a pipeline to transport crude oil from Western Canada to Eastern Canadian markets.

The Energy East Pipeline project involves converting natural gas pipeline capacity in approximately 3,000 kilometres of TransCanada’s existing Canadian Mainline to crude oil service and constructing up to approximately 1,400 kilometres of new pipeline. Subject to the results of the open season, the project will have the capacity to transport as much as 850,000 barrels of crude oil per day, greatly enhancing producer access to markets in Eastern Canada. In 2012, Canada imported more than 600,000 barrels per day to supply its Eastern refineries. The Energy East Pipeline could eliminate Canada’s reliance on higher priced crude oil currently being imported.

The open season follows a successful expression of interest phase and subsequent discussions with prospective shippers. Following the completion of the open season, if it is successful, TransCanada intends to proceed with the necessary regulatory applications for approvals to construct and operate the required facilities, with a potential in-service date in late-2017. TransCanada is beginning Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement and field work as part of the initial design and planning work for the project.

The open season will begin on April 15, 2013 and will close on June 17, 2013. Interested parties may submit binding bids for transportation capacity of crude oil from western receipt points to delivery points in the Montreal and Québec City, Que. and Saint John, N.B. areas. Shipper information regarding the open season is available by contacting Louis Fenyvesi at 403.920.6037 or Oliver Youzwishen at 403.920.8094, or by emailing moc.adanacsnart|senilepip_lio#moc.adanacsnart|senilepip_lio

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