The Eagle Spirit Pipeline Project is the newest proposal for a pipeline through Northern British Columbia. A planned 1,500 kilometres in length, the pipeline would carry up to two million barrels of medium to heavy crude oil a day from Fort McMurray, AB to tide waters on the West Coast. The termination point is currently undecided but the proposal considers both Grassy Point, B.C. and Hyder, Alaska as possible endpoints.
There is currently a tanker ban for the Northwestern Coast of BC, however, that is being challenged as unconstitutional by a member of the Lax Kwalaams band under the claim that the First Nations where not adequately consulted by the Federal Government before the ban was implemented. If the ban is not overturned then the endpoint of Hyder, Alaska becomes much more likely.
Estimates put the cost of the project, which has the backing of the Vancouver’s Aquilini Investment Group as well as Altacorp, an company that is partially owned by the Government of Alberta, at between $14-16 billion.
Calvin Helin is reportedly the CEO of Eagle Spirit Pipelines. It is his relative, John Helin, who has filed the Constitutional Challenge against the Tanker Ban.
Eagle Spirit Pipelines does not have a company website.