Notley sees Quebec premier on Energy East talks Iran nuclear deal

Notley sees Quebec premier on Energy East, talks Iran nuclear deal Related Stories Business report: Oil prices down after Iran nuclear deal Rachel Notley has made her first trip outside the province as Alberta’s premier, making strides in Quebec City for the proposed Energy East pipeline.The project would carry crude oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick.Notley sat down with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard Tuesday morning to discuss energy partnerships and environmental policy.She told reporters, Couillard and herself had some common ground.“I think it’s fair to say that he understands that energy continues to be a key driver of economic prosperity, not just in Alberta, but across Canada and he acknowledged as well that pipelines are ultimately the best way to move that product, and that we needed to look at ways to enhance market access,” Notley said.The premier said her Quebec counterpart has fairly reasonable requests before moving forward on Energy East.“Essentially what they need to see is some meaningful action with respect to environmental protection and climate change, and it needs to make economic sense for Quebec. Those are not unreasonable standards. They’re the same standards we would look for in Alberta,” she said.Notley has invited Couillard to visit Alberta along with various industry leaders from Quebec, to continue the economic dialogue.Notley confident Alberta can endure US – Iran nuclear dealPremier Notley is reacting to the historic nuclear accord between the United States and Iran.The deal restricts Iran from making additional material for an atomic bomb for at least a decade and allows further outside inspection of facilities like military sites. She said Alberta will be able to handle any change that causes in oil prices. “It’s certainly possible that we’ll see a temporary change in oil prices as the market reacts but we’re a province in Alberta that has seen oil prices go up and oil prices go down. We have a very resilient industry.”Notley told reporters she believes there is still a great deal of investor confidence in Alberta’s economy despite any oil price impacts. by Kaitlin Lee Posted Jul 14, 2015 11:35 am MDT Last Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 11:35 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

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