After receiving strong commitments from its customers, Kinder Morgan Canada, in April 2012, announced a proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system between Edmonton and Burnaby.
In operation since 1953, the 1,150-km existing Trans Mountain Pipeline system, owned by Kinder Morgan Canada, has been responsibly providing the only West Coast access for Canadian oil products, including being the major transporter of the gasoline to the interior and south coast of British Columbia.
The proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project, if approved by the National Energy Board (NEB), would increase the capacity of the pipeline to 890,000 barrels per day. The current capacity of the pipeline is 300,000 barrels per day.
The proposed expansion represents a capital investment of $5.4 billion and will complete the twinning of the existing pipeline between Strathcona County, Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia.
Where practical, the routing of the proposed expansion will remain within the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline right-of-way.
Trans Mountain is engaging with landowners, Aboriginal groups, communities and stakeholders all aspects of the proposed expansion project. Engineering, environmental, socio-economic assessments along with traditional knowledge studies will be conducted.