On December 16, 2013 Trans Mountain filed a Facilities Application with the National Energy Board, (NEB) seeking approval for the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline System. The Facilities Application is a formal regulatory document prepared to seek permission to build, operate and maintain the necessary facilities required for the proposed project.



  • More than 15,000 pages, approximately 2 metres (7 ft.) in height, contained in 37 binders and 2.48 GB (compressed).
  • Eight volumes, which includes details of: the pipeline route and facilities, an assessment of the environmental and socio-economic effects, marine transportation and the engineering components of the proposed expansion project
  • The full Application is available online here
  • Reflects our commitment to addressing Provincial Interests outlined by the governments of British Columbia and Alberta


  • The proposed $5.4 billion project will generate national, regional and local benefits including employment and increased tax revenues to federal, provincial and municipal governments
  • 73 per cent of the proposed expanded pipeline will follow the existing right-of way where the pipeline has been in place for 60 years with an additional 17 per cent to follow other existing utility corridors or other infrastructure
  • Trans Mountain has recommended a number of enhancements to marine safety and spill response including extending tug escorts, implementing a Moving Safety Zone around laden tankers and improvements to the oil spill response regime
  • Aboriginal engagement to date has included more than 100 Aboriginal communities and groups and the execution of 46 agreements including Letters or Memorandums of Understanding, capacity funding, and integrated cultural assessments
  • To date, we’ve engaged with thousands of individuals through 63 open houses and workshops in the pipeline and marine corridors and more than 527 meetings between project team members and stakeholder groups


“The Application we’ve put forward is the culmination of many months of hard work, studies and conversations with thousands of individuals. It clearly lays-out how we’ve addressed the interests and concerns raised by the people and governments of B.C. and Alberta.”

Ian Anderson, President, Kinder Morgan Canada

"For 60 years, Trans Mountain has been responsibly transporting petroleum products.The Application is reflective of our commitment to building the safest pipeline possible and providing local opportunities and benefits to communities along the pipeline route.”

Greg Toth, Senior Project Director, Trans Mountain Expansion Project

"Trans Mountain shares the value Canadians place on the environment and our coast and we’ve clearly heard and understood the concerns raised about tanker traffic. We have been safely loading vessels for more than 50 years and have recommended further enhancements to marine safety and spill response in our Application to ensure the local level of care and safety is well above global shipping standards.”

Michael Davies, Senior Director, Marine Development, Kinder Morgan Canada


In 2012, Kinder Morgan Canada announced it would move forward with its proposed plan to expand the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline System – from Edmonton, AB to Burnaby, BC – following strong commitments from its customers. The proposed $5.4 billion project will increase capacity on the pipeline from approximately 300,000 bpd to 890,000 bpd. For 60 years, the 1,150 km Trans Mountain pipeline system has been safely and efficiently providing the only West Coast access for Canadian oil products.

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