Unclogging the Pipes: Pipeline Reviews and Energy Policy

24 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2012

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Joseph Doucet

University of Alberta - Department of Marketing, Business Economics & Law

Date Written: February 29, 2012

Abstract

Canada’s energy sector, and the Canadian economy, would benefit from a renewed focus on pipeline review policy and regulation. Recent cases, including the Mackenzie Valley pipeline, the Keystone XL, and the Northern Gateway pipeline, highlight current challenges and the need for an improved regulatory review process. This paper argues for improvements in two key areas. First, the regulatory review process needs focus and harmonization. Second, governments urgently need to address scope creep in regulatory review analysis and decisionmaking.

Keywords: Economic growth and Innovation, Energy and Environment, Canada, pipeline review policy and regulation

JEL Classification: L50, L95

Suggested Citation

Doucet, Joseph, Unclogging the Pipes: Pipeline Reviews and Energy Policy (February 29, 2012). C.D. Howe Institute No. 342. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2029835

Joseph Doucet (Contact Author)

University of Alberta - Department of Marketing, Business Economics & Law ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

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