Decision No. 682-W-2001

December 31, 2001

December 31, 2001

APPLICATION by Imperial Oil Limited, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use an unknown tanker, to transport approximately 90,000 metric tonnes of Hibernia crude oil per voyage from Whiffen Head, Newfoundland to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia or Portland, Maine, United States of America via pipeline to either Montreal, Quebec, Sarnia or Nanticoke, Ontario, during the period commencing on January 1, 2002 and ending on March 31, 2002.

File No. W9125/I20/01-7

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 December 18, 2001.

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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