On October 17, Trans Mountain celebrated its 65th anniversary of the first shipment of oil to arrive at our Burnaby Terminal. For more than six decades Trans Mountain has been responsibly transporting oil products from Strathcona County (near Edmonton), AB to Burnaby, BC and shipping oil from our Westridge Marine Terminal on Burrard Inlet in Burnaby. Here are a few milestones from our history:

1953 (October 17) – First oil arrives at Burnaby Terminal.

1954 – First segment of the Trans Mountain Puget Sound Pipeline is placed in service, connecting the Trans Mountain Pipeline system between Abbotsford, BC, and refinery facilities in Washington State. The second (and final) segment is placed in service in 1955.

1956 (January 1) – First offshore tank shipment of oil loaded at Westridge Marine Terminal. In total, 53 tankers are loaded at Westridge during the year.

1964 – 500 millionth barrel of oil transported.

1989 – Construction on the Stage 1 Capacity Expansion Project. The building of new tanks at Edmonton and Burnaby Terminals, additions/modifications to eight pump stations.

1995 – Capacity Expansion Stage 2 completed. New pumping unit at Sumas Pump Station, domed roofs added to existing tanks at Sumas Terminal and renovations of the ten operating pump stations.

2002 – Fraser River line replacement completed between Surrey and Coquitlam, BC, using 1,300 metre horizontal directional drill.

2007 – Construction begins on the Anchor Loop Project, which involved the twinning of a 158-km section of the Trans Mountain Pipeline between Hinton, AB and Hargreaves, BC.

2007 - Trans Mountain Pump Station Expansion Project was completed, adding 10 new pump stations to the pipeline system.

2008 – Construction completed on the Anchor Loop Project. Trans Mountain proceeds to win an Alberta Emerald awards for for being a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability during the Project.

2012 – Trans Mountain Expansion Project announced.