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Study: Proposed 'Energy East' pipeline would support 11,000

TransCanada says an independent study estimates that more than 10,000 full time jobs will be directly supported during the development and construction phase of the proposed Energy East pipeline to New Brunswick.

Deloitte and Touche says 1,000 full time jobs will be supported once the $12-billion line begins service after 2018

TransCanada’s proposed project would deliver western Canadian crude to as far east as Saint John, N.B., to also be shipped to foreign markets.

The line still faces opposition from groups concerned about environmental and economic impacts.

TransCanada has scheduled a media briefing to talk about the details of the study, that was done to help win support.

According to the study’s estimates, the line should employee 2,300 people from now through 2015, and 7,700 during construction between 1016 and 2018.

September 10th, 2013