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The National Energy Board
(French: Office national de l'énergie
) is an independent economic regulatory agency created in 1959 by the Government of Canada
The Government of Canada, formally Her Majesty's Government, is the system whereby the federation of Canada is administered by a common authority; in Canadian English, the term can mean either the collective set of institutions or specifically the Queen-in-Council...
to oversee "international and inter-provincial aspects of the oil, gas and electric utility industries". Its head office is located in Calgary
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The NEB mainly regulates the construction and operation of oil and natural gas pipelines crossing provincial
The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second-largest country by area. There are ten provinces and three territories...
or international borders. The Board approves pipeline traffic, tolls and tariffs under the authority of the National Energy Board Act
. It deals with approximately 750 applications annually, through written or oral proceedings.
The National Energy Board also has jurisdiction over the construction and operation of international power line
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s, defined as lines built "for the purpose of transmitting electricity from or to a place in Canada from or to a place outside of Canada". The Board also delivers permits and licences to sell electricity generated in Canada in the United States. The NEB also has jurisdiction over designated inter-provincial power lines, by determination of the federal Cabinet, but no such line has been designated, leaving the regulation of existing interties to provincial regulatory bodies.
- Energy policy of Canada
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- Electricity sector in Canada
- National Energy Program
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- History of the petroleum industry in Canada
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