Decision No. 492-W-2004

September 17, 2004

September 17, 2004

APPLICATION by Imperial Oil Limited, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "ORKNEY SPIRIT" a Bahamian tanker, to carry approximately 100,000 metric tonnes of crude oil for two voyages from Whiffen Head, Newfoundland to Dartmouth and/or Halifax, Nova Scotia, and/or the Canaport monobuoy in Saint John, New Brunswick and/or Portland, Maine, United States of America via pipeline to Montréal, Quebec and/or Nanticoke and/or Sarnia, Ontario, during the period commencing September 25, 2004 and ending on October 15, 2004.

File No. W9125/I20/04-13

Imperial Oil Limited has applied to the Minister of National Revenue for a licence to operate the service set out in the title. The matter was referred to the Canadian Transportation Agency on September 10, 2004.

The Canadian Transportation Agency conducted a search of the relevant portion of the marine industry and has determined pursuant to subsection 8(1) of the Coasting Trade Act that there is no suitable Canadian ship available to provide the service or perform the activities described in the application.

This determination will be provided to the Minister of National Revenue for any necessary action as provided for in the Coasting Trade Act.

This Decision does not constitute an authority to commence operations in respect of the service for which application has been made.

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