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.
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 (based on combined enterprise value) in North America with an enterprise value of approximately $105 billion. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 130,000 kilometers of pipelines and 180 terminals.
Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel.
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) owns the general partner interest of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB), along with limited partner interests in KMP, Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) and EPB. For more information please visit www.kindermorgan.com.