The Trans Mountain Pipeline was established in October 1953 to create a reliable energy supply for Canada and the United States. The initial capacity was 150,000 barrels per day with four pump stations along the line and a marine loading dock. Since 1953, the pipeline’s capacity has been increased a number of times by twinning parts of the line and adding associated facilities. Today, the Trans Mountain pipeline carries 300,000 barrels per day and operates the Westridge Marine Terminal facility.

Pipeline safety is our number one priority, and through the experience gained in almost 65 years of operation, Trans Mountain has developed a mature suite of programs to maximize pipeline safety. The most critical and responsible emergency preparedness strategy is spill prevention. However, in the case of a spill, Trans Mountain is prepared to respond quickly with detailed emergency procedures and trained professionals. Trans Mountain is committed to transparency involving spills that have occurred along its lines. Spills are reported and this information is publicly available.

The people who work for Trans Mountain are dedicated and passionate. In some cases, multiple generations within a family have worked on the pipeline. Safety of the public, the environment and their colleagues is critically important for everyone who works at Trans Mountain.

We recognize that addressing climate change is a global priority. It is a matter that requires the cooperation and contributions of citizens, industry, the environmental community and governments nationally and globally to advance the broad alignment of environmental responsibility and economic opportunity for all. For more information on KML’s statement on climate change click here. Learn more about our environment, health and safety initiatives here.