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 how the route is determined.
Understand how the proposed expansion will affect marine operations at the Westridge Terminal.
Read about the environmental studies that are being undertaken to assess existing conditions and types of land use in the project area, as well as possible socio-economic impacts.
Trans Mountain is committed to working with Aboriginal communities in the spirit of respect and co-operation and to build, and sustain, lasting relationships.