Welcome to the 20th Anniversary edition of the Pipeline Blues.
The Pipeline Blues is a unique and ground-breaking archive of materials concerning the TransQuebec & Maritimes PNGTS Extension pipeline project in Quebec, Canada.
At the time of its creation in 1997, The Pipeline Blues was the sole online source of nearly all the content you'll find here, and for much of the material that remains the case to this day. Thus, the Pipeline Blues is an enduring chronicle of the PNGTS Extension and the landowners who banded together to challenge the status quo of the pipeline industry and precipitate the first ever Canadian National Energy Board Detailed Route Hearing for a pipeline.
Currently the Pipeline Blues is being updated to simplify the format and make the content more accessible. During the update you may encounter broken or incorrect links. Thank you for your patience.
The following links and sub-Indexes below provide access to all of the Pipeline Blues content.
PNGTS Extension Project Promoters PNGTS Extension Promotor Credibility Landowners vs Pipeline Companies: Imbalance of Power PNGTS PNGTS Extension & Quebec Politics PNGTS Extension, UPA's Role
Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environment Hearings
BAPE Hearings PNGTS Extension, Info & Schedules BAPE Hearings PNGTS Extension, First Magog Session
Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environment Briefs
Index to Briefs (8) Submitted to the BAPE
Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environment Verbatims
Index to BAPE Verbatims
The TQM Environmental Assessment Pipelines and Cultivated land
National Energy Board Comprehensive Study Reports
Office national de l'énergie Rapport d'étude approfondie National Energy Board Comprehensive Study Report
Commentary on National Energy Board Comprehensive Study Report
Index to Commentary on NEB Comprehensive Study Report
National Energy Board Reasons for Decision - PNGTS Extension
Office national de l'énergie Motifs de décision, PNGTS Extension (French)
National Energy Board Reasons for Decision - Detailed Route Hearing
NEB Reasons for Decision, Detailed Route Hearing (Eng)
Index to Original 'What's New?' Page
Index to PNGTS Extension Press
Index to Landowner Letters (12)
Index to PNGTS Extension 'What's New?'
Pipeline security: BAPE Séance tenue le 16 juin 1997, à 19 h Montréal Pipeline Safety Evacuation plans? What Evacuation Plans? How Safe Is Natural Gas? Really NEB Safety Statistics, Another One Rides the Bus Pipeline Safety (Not) Pipeline Explosion in New Jersey "Natural Gas is Very Safe"..
Index to Pipeline Blues Press Section
Dirty Business - Big Oil
How Safe Are Natural Gas Pipelines? US Pipeline Safety and Pipeline Company Attitudes