TransCanada Corp. CEO Russ Girling is lashing out at what he calls “ludicrous” arguments against the Energy East pipeline from natural gas distributors in Quebec and Ontario.
Union Gas, Enbridge Gas Distribution, and Gaz Métro have all warned that Energy East would drive up gas prices and limit supplies during peak demand. Girling “bluntly accused the gas distributors of fomenting public opposition to the project with misleading statements, including full-page newspaper ads that raised the spectre of gas shortages at hospitals and schools in Eastern Canada,” Lewis writes.
“I can’t see it. The National Energy Board won’t be able to see it, which is why we’re having this argument today,” Girling said.