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-kilometre 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.
*Economic benefits are based on a project cost estimate of $5.4 Billion CAD. Actual project costs may change.
About Kinder Morgan Canada
Kinder Morgan in Canada operates a number of pipeline systems and terminal facilities including the Trans Mountain Pipeline, the Puget Sound and the Trans Mountain Jet Fuel pipelines, the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, the Vancouver Wharves Terminal in North Vancouver and the North Forty Terminal in Edmonton.
In operation since 1953, the Trans Mountain Pipeline system is the only pipeline system in Canada that transports both crude oil and refined products to the West Coast. Trans Mountain moves product from Edmonton to marketing terminals and refineries in the central BC region, the Greater Vancouver area and the Puget Sound area in Washington state, as well as to other markets such as California, the US Gulf Coast and overseas through the Westridge Marine Terminal.
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About Kinder Morgan
Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the third largest energy company in North America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 135,000 kilometres of pipelines and 165 terminals.
Kinder Morgan’s pipeline systems transport a variety of products such as natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil and carbon dioxide (CO₂). Its terminal facilities handle such products as gasoline, jet fuel, ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel.
In November 2014, Kinder Morgan, Inc. acquired all of the publicly held shares/units of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., Kinder Morgan Management, LLC, and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. Kinder Morgan is now one publicly traded company with a ticker on the New York Stock Exchange of KMI.
For more information please visit www.kindermorgan.com.