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TRANSCANADA REVISES 1994/95 FACILITIES APPLICATION

 CALGARY, Alberta, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- TransCanada PipeLines (NYSE: TRP, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary: TRP) has submitted a revised 1994-95 Facilities Application to the National Energy Board (NEB) to apply for permission to construct $637.3 million worth of new pipeline loop and compression facilities. The original application was filed with the NEB on Dec. 18, 1992. If approved, the revised facilities will be in service by November 1995, with construction taking place in 1994 and 1995.
 The facilities applied for include 290.3 kilometers of pipeline and 192 megawatts of compression. The proposed facilities will allow TransCanada to provide new services totalling 165 million cubic feet per day for long haul deliveries and 211 million cubic feet per day for short haul deliveries.
 TransCanada has distributed Environmental and Socio-Economic Impact Assessments to interested parties. TransCanada has also advised affected landowners, communities, elected officials, government departments and public interest groups through its Early Public Notification (EPN) program. The program forms part of the extensive preparations required for the NEB public hearing of the application.
 FACT SHEET
 TransCanada PipeLines Ltd.
 Revised 1994-95 Facilities Application
 At A Glance New Transportation . 165 MMcf/d long haul
 Service: (from Western Canada)
 . 211 MMcf/d short haul
 (Southern Ontario to
 Chippawa, Ontario)
 Facilities: 290.3 kilometers of new
 pipeline
 192 MW compression
 Location: Saskatchewan - 127.9 km of
 pipeline
 Manitoba - 94.4 km of
 pipeline
 Ontario - 68.0 km of
 pipeline
 192 MW of compression
 To serve: Increased demand for
 transportation services in
 domestic and export markets
 Timetable: June 1993 to December 1995
 Cost: $637.3 million
 Toll impact: Less than 89 cents/GJ in
 1996, the first full year
 after construction
 Application Process
 TransCanada PipeLines has submitted a revised 1994-95 Facilities Application to the National Energy Board (NEB). The original application was filed with the NEB on Dec. 18, 1992. If approved, the revised facilities will be in service by November 1995, with construction taking place in 1994 and 1995.
 Prior to filing the application, TransCanada began its Early Public Notification (EPN) program. Through the program, affected and interested parties can comment on the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of the projects in their area. Where permanent facilities are involved background information and maps are provided to landowners, elected officials, federal, provincial and municipal government agencies and public interest groups. The EPN program ensures the effects of the proposal can be examined by interested and affected parties.
 The notification program for this application started on Sept. 11, 1992, and continues to this date. All comments and concerns received by TransCanada regarding the proposed facilities and construction have been documented and form part of revised 1994- 95 Facilities Application.
 After reviewing the application the NEB will issue a "Hearing Order" specifying the date for a public hearing and directing TransCanada to publish a "Notice of Hearing." The published hearing notice will contain the rules and procedures for interested parties to participate in the hearing. Information on how to participate and whom to apply to will be included in the notice.
 -0- 3/26/93
 /CONTACT: Frank Dabbs of TransCanada PipeLines Ltd., 403-267-8525/
 (TRP)


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