Possible Portland-Montreal pipeline reversal concerns N.H. lawmakers
New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is urging the State Department to thoroughly review any proposal by the operator of the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line to use it carry oil from Canada’s oil sands to the United States.
The pipeline is currently permitted to carry oil from Portland, Maine, on the Atlantic coast, to Montreal, via New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.
But its operator, the Portland Pipe Line Corp., has studied in recent years whether it could be used, along with other pipelines in Canada, to bring oil from Alberta’s oil sands to Portland. Canadian officials have already approved carrying oil sands products in the Canadian portion of the pipeline, the Union Leader said.
In their letter last week, New Hampshire’s delegation said PPLC’s operating permit
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