On December 16, 2013, Trans Mountain filed a Facilities Application for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. This website section provides a general overview of the project and is not intended as a substitute for the actual content of the submission. Volume 2 of the Application provides a full description of the Project.
To view all eight volumes of the Application, click here.
Trans Mountain is proposing an expansion of its current 1,150-kilometre pipeline between Strathcona County (near Edmonton), Alberta and Burnaby, BC. The proposed expansion, if approved, would create a twinned pipeline that would increase the nominal capacity of the system from 300,000 barrels per day, to 890,000 barrels per day.
Curious about the proposed expansion? Start here to get the basics.
Trans Mountain must seek permission from the National Energy Board in order to expand the pipeline. Read more about the regulatory process involved.
From planning and permitting, to clearing, digging trenches and testing the new pipe, building a new pipeline requires a variety of skilled workers. Read about the jobs required for the expansion and sign up to stay informed.
Understand how the proposed expansion will benefit Canada, BC, Alberta, and local communities.
The Trans Mountain expansion will follow the existing pipeline route wherever practical. Learn more about the proposed pipeline corridor.
Understand how the proposed expansion will affect marine operations at the Westridge Terminal.
Environmental and socio-economic studies were completed along the proposed pipeline corridor in 2012 and 2013.
Trans Mountain is committed to working with Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal groups in a spirit of cooperation and shared responsibility.
Trans Mountain started wide-ranging discussions with communities, Aboriginal groups, Landowners, and stakeholders following the April 2012 announcement of the proposed pipeline expansion project.
Trans Mountain works with landowners along its pipeline network. A key objective is to treat each landowner fairly and equitably.