Couillard said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that if Quebec is simply a "transit place" for TransCanada's proposed Energy East project, he doesn't see much benefit.
The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has delayed a decision on TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas.
Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to the west coast remains in doubt.
Couillard is in New York seeking investment for a plan to develop the vast northern part of his province. He is not announcing any new commitments.
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