Pipelines are 2.5 times less likely than rail to experience a release of product when transporting a million barrels of oil.
The National Energy Board will assess the Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects.
Pipelines are 2.5 times safer than rail for oil transportation.
Pipelines are 4.5 times less likely to have an accident or incident than rail transport.
Non-market considerations will play a larger role in determining what the private energy sector can do.
The expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline will add an additional 590 thousand barrels per day of capacity.