June 26, 2006

NEB accepts applications for participation in oral hearing on Emera Brunswick Pipeline proposal

CALGARY, ALTA-Prospective intervenors in an oral public hearing on Emera Brunswick Pipeline's proposed pipeline project in New Brunswick have until Tuesday, July 4, 2006 to apply to the National Energy Board (NEB) for intervenor status. This is one of three options being offered by the NEB for participation in the hearing, to be held in Saint John beginning on Monday, November 6, 2006. The hearing will consider Emera Brunswick Pipeline's application to build and operate a 145-kilometre pipeline, 762-millimetres (30-inches) in diameter, running through New Brunswick from the Canaport(TM) liquefied natural gas facility at Mispec Point, near Saint John, to the international border near St Stephen. Interested persons may also participate in the public hearing by filing a letter of comment or by making an oral statement to the Board. Letters of comment and letters requesting permission to make an oral statement are due by Tuesday, September 12, 2006. Applications for intervenor status or letters are to be sent to the NEB secretary, with copies sent to Emera Brunswick Pipeline and its counsel. On-line application forms are available on the NEB Web site, www.neb-one.gc.ca. (Click on "Submit a Document," scroll down to "Applying to participate in an NEB Hearing" and select the option of your choice. More information, including the NEB's hearing order (GH-1-2006) and the company's application may also be viewed on the NEB Web site. In addition, the hearing will be broadcast live over the NEB site (after logging on, follow instructions under "Hearings").

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