Little economic value for Quebec in proposed pipeline: Couillard

Premier says there's not much benefit for the province if it is simply a "transit place'' for TransCanada's proposed Energy East project.

NEW YORK — Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he doesn’t see much economic value for his province in a proposed pipeline that would carry oil sands crude from western Canada to refineries on the Atlantic coast.

Couillard said told The Associated Press that if Quebec is simply a “transit place” for TransCanada’s proposed Energy East project, he doesn’t see much benefit.

The administration of US President Barack Obama has delayed a decision on TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to the west coast remains in doubt.

Couillard is in New York seeking investment for a plan to develop the vast northern part of his province. He is not announcing any new commitments.

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