• Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline (MNP) has announced expansion plans costing approximately $240 million to accommodate gas production from EnCana's Deep Panuke project offshore Nova Scotia. Concurrently, MNP has signed a deal with EnCana to ship approximately 165 mmcf per day year, and an additional 29 mmcf in the winter. New capacity along MNP's 530 kilometre U.S. portion of its distribution system is expected to be in place in late 2010. MNP is owned by Spectra Energy, Emera Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corp.
  • Harvest Energy Trust is studying three options, each at minimum cost of $1 billion, to expand or retool its Come By Chance refinery (Newfoundland). The company is studying a major expansion of processing capacity, a project to convert about 30,000 bpd of low-value residual fuel oil into more valuable low-sulfur diesel or gasoline, as well as installation of new equipment that would allow for the processing of heavier grades of crude oil. An expansion could increase output to as much as 155,000 bpd and take two or three years to complete. Harvest has also indicated it may consider financing such an initiative through an arrangement with a large international oil company seeking to secure processing capacity.