Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland Transshipment Limited

Newfoundland Transshipment Limited (NTL) owns and manages the operation of a major crude oil transshipment facility at Whiffen Head, Placentia Bay, NL.

The NTL terminal is located approximately 600 km (325 mi) west and north of the Grand Banks oilfields. It has a design discharge rate of 80,000 bbl/hr and a design loading rate of 50,000 bbl/hr. The Terminal currently handles crude from the Hibernia, Terra Nova and White Rose fields. It is equipped with two vessel berths accommodating tankers up to maximum displacement of 190,000 tonnes. The terminal has a storage capacity of 3.3 million bbl in six floating roof storage tanks.

NTL owns and operates two state-of-the-art 5,600-horsepower tug boats, the Placentia Hope and Placentia Pride. These tugs are used to escort laden tankers to and from the outer reaches of Placentia Bay and to dock/undock tankers at the NTL terminal. Both tugs are equipped to provide firefighting support.

Transshipment is an integral part of the overall crude to market transportation system, a two-stage process for moving crude oil to market:

Stage 1: From producing offshore field via shuttle tanker to NTL’s terminal;

Stage 2: From NTL’s terminal via conventional tanker to customers;

Transshipment allows cargo sizes to be tailored to fit individual customer’s needs, provides access to markets beyond the range of the shuttle tankers and decreases the number of shuttle tankers required to support offshore oil production.

NTL employs safe and environmentally sound operating procedures providing its employees with a safe work environment, protecting the environment and offering its customers a secure facility in which to store and transship field production.

For further information:
Newfoundland Transshipment Limited
PO Box 248, Stn C
St. John’s, NL    A1C 5J2
Tel: 709-570-3200


Nova Scotia

Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline (M&NP)

M&NP’s mainline and lateral pipelines transport offshore and onshore natural gas, as well as natural gas sourced from LNG imports to Canada, to markets in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the New England states. Sources of natural gas include the Sable Offshore Energy Project (SOEP), Corridor Resources’ McCully project in southern New Brunswick, and the Canaport LNG facility in Saint John, NB.

Pipeline Partners:

  • Spectra Energy (77.53%)
  • Emera Inc. (12.92%)
  • ExxonMobil Canada (9.55%)


  • A 1,101 km (684 mi) of transmission pipeline
  • Pipeline route through NS, NB, Maine and New Hampshire, into Massachusetts
  • Current capacity approximately 830 MMcf/day
  • Pipeline interconnects with Corridor Pipeline in central New Brunswick; Brunswick Pipeline at the New Brunswick-Maine border; Portland Gas Transmission at Westbrook, Maine; Tennessee Gas Transmission at Dracut, Massachusetts; and Algonquin Gas Transmission at Beverly, Massachusetts
Initial Project Investment:Approximately $2.5 billion CDN

Project History:

On December 31, 1999, M&NP received the first natural gas from Sable Offshore Energy Project. Since then, it has grown to include four laterals and serves customers in Point Tupper, Halifax, the Halifax Airport, Oxford, Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, St. George, St. Stephen and Cavendish. The M&NP system marked the beginning of a new industry in Atlantic Canada. Running from Goldboro, NS, to Dracut, Massachusetts, the pipeline also extends from Methuen to Beverley in Massachusetts.

The company is headquartered in Halifax, NS, with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts; Fredericton, NB; and New Glasgow, NS.

For further information:
Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline
1801 Hollis St., Suite 1600
Halifax, NS    B3J 3N4
Tel: 902-425-4474


NuStar Energy LP – Point Tupper Terminal

The North Atlantic Region’s largest independent liquids transshipment and storage facility, NuStar Energy’s facility is located in the Strait of Canso, Point Tupper, NS. The terminal has 37 tanks, 7.7 million bbl of liquid storage capacity, and has the capability to store, blend, and transship crude oil, gasoline, distillates, residual fuel oil, chemicals and other liquids with an additional capability to store up to 55,000 bbl of butane. The terminal also has the added infrastructure to load gasoline, distillate and fuel oil from rack facilities and to provide ships calling on the port with bunker fuels.


  • Crude oil storage – tanks equipped with internal floating roofs and side entry mixers; a portion of the tank capacity is coiled.
  • Gasoline and/or distillate storage and blending – all tanks have floating roofs, equipped with mixers, and are connected for blending.
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas Sphere – with 55,000 bbl capacity, the butane sphere is connected to an in-line blending system for gasoline.
  • Truck Loading Rack: Rack has three 4 in (10 cm) loading arm stations. Two arms are equipped to load fuel oil and/or bunkers; one is equipped to handle distillate.
  • Dockage – Two mooring locations to accommodate vessels up to 400,000 DWT.
Loading Modes:
Vessel, tanker truck
Marine Equipment:
Two tugs available at all times, others available if required.
Spill Response Capability:
Point Tupper Marine Services Co., a member of ECRC, has emergency and spill response equipment located onsite in the Strait of Canso.
For further information:
NuStar Energy LP – Point Tupper Terminal
4090 Port Malcolm Rd.
Point Tupper, NS    B9A 1Z5
Tel: 902-625-1711


New Brunswick

Canaport LNG

Canaport LNG is Canada’s first LNG receiving and regasification terminal. With a maximum send-out capacity of 1.2 billion cubic feet (bcf) per day, Canaport LNG is able to supply enough natural gas to meet approximately 20 per cent of the total demand in the Northeastern U.S., as well as Canadian needs. Located in Saint John, NB, the Terminal has been in operation since June 2009 when it received its first shipment of LNG. Equipped with an off-loading jetty of 400 m (1,312 ft) and an ice-free deepwater port, Canaport LNG is designed to handle the largest LNG tankers in the world. Canaport LNG has three storage tanks capable of holding 10 billion cubic feet of natural gas. LNG is stored in its liquefied state until it is regasified and distributed via the pipeline to consumers.

Technical Details:

  • Capacity: 1.2 BCF/day maximum send-out
  • Storage Capacity: 10 BCF natural gas equivalent
  • Contracted Capacity: 100% to Repsol Energy Canada Ltd.
  • Ownership Structure: 75% Repsol / 25% Irving Oil
For further information:
Canaport LNG
PO Box 2029
2530 Red Head Road
Saint John, NB    E2L 3T5
Tel: 506-638-1300


Irving Oil Canaport – Canaport Crude Receiving Terminal

The Irving Oil Canaport terminal at the entrance to Saint John Harbour was the first deep-water terminal in the western hemisphere able to handle super tanker cargoes when it opened in 1970. Located about 1,280 m (4,200 ft) offshore in 45.8 m (150 ft) of water, the mooring facility can accommodate ultra-large crude carriers (ULCCs). Its mechanisms are completely enclosed for protection from the weather. Tankers discharge crude oil rapidly by means of a 300 m (985 ft) floating hose, through the facility’s 300-tonne, 13.4 m (44 ft) diameter monobuoy and its undersea pipeline, into storage tanks onshore. The crude oil flows at the rate of about 50,000 bbl/hr, taking up to two days to unload ULCCs. Canaport storage tanks have a capacity of more than 6 million barrels of crude for its refining operations. From the storage tanks, the crude is pumped through underground pipelines to the Irving Refinery about 8 km (5 mi) away.

Products and Capabilities:

Irving has a modern fleet of double hull product tankers chartered on a full-time basis. The Irving Oil refinery supplies petroleum products such as high octane, low sulphur gasolines; jet fuel; low sulphur diesel fuels; home heating oil; propane; kerosene and asphalt.


The Canaport East Saint John terminal is located at Courtenay Bay. Refined products and additives are shipped and received at this terminal. The terminal has two berths able to accommodate ships in about 10.7 m (35 ft) of water.

For further information:
Irving Oil Limited
Refining Division
PO Box 1260
Saint John, NB    E2L 4H6
Tel: 506-633-3000


Imperial Oil Marine Terminal

The Dartmouth, NS, storage terminal began as an oil refinery in 1918 to meet the demands of the Allied navies and Atlantic convoys in the First World War. In 2013, Imperial Oil announced the ongoing decommissioning of the 88,000-barrel-per-day refinery and its conversion into a marine storage terminal. The terminal stores and supplies wholesale and retail markets with a wide range of petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel, home heating fuel, aviation fuel and kerosene.

For further information:
Imperial Oil Canada
Dartmouth Refinery
600 Pleasant St.
PO Box 1001
Dartmouth, NS    B2Y 3Z7
Tel: 902-420-7200


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