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New Brunswick, Saskatchewan premiers meet to talk up Energy East pipeline project

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant continued his western trip talking up the Energy East pipeline in Saskatchewan. Global News

REGINa – New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant continued his western trip talking up the Energy East pipeline in Saskatchewan.

Gallant met with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in Regina.

They talked about the benefits of the proposed $12-billion TransCanada line that would take oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan across the country to refineries and ports in the East, ending in New Brunswick.

Gallant says the project would create thousands of jobs across the country and at the same time diversify exports to markets around the world.

Wall says they hope the project moves quickly through the regulatory stages, including consulting with First Nations and meeting economic and safety tests.

Canada imports about 600,000 barrels of oil per day from the U.S., Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Norway, Wall said.

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