The Trans Mountain Pipeline has been a part of the landscape in BC and Alberta since the 1950s. We have built well-established relationships with Indigenous communities, landowners and neighbours over our 65 years of operating a pipeline system in urban centres, through farmlands, across borders and in some of the country’s most pristine park lands.

We are now Trans Mountain Corporation after the Government of Canada purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline system, and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Over our history, the Trans Mountain Pipeline has had several different owners, but through it all, two things have remained steadfast. Safety and our relationships.

Safety is, has been and will remain our top priority. Trans Mountain’s preventive maintenance, monitoring and integrity programs are built around our belief that no spill or leak is acceptable. We have developed comprehensive safety, spill prevention and emergency response plans to ensure we are protecting the public, the environment and our team. We continue to enhance those programs every single day. We work with Indigenous communities, landowners, emergency responders and government agencies to ensure our pipeline, facilities and tanker loading operations continue to operate safely. I know, through this work, that if there is an emergency, Trans Mountain is ready to respond quickly and effectively.

We have personally worked hard to build upon the relationships we have along our pipeline and marine corridors. I’ve sat down with community and Indigenous leaders and explored what we have in common, and in some cases, where we differ. We discuss how the Trans Mountain Pipeline and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project can provide new opportunities and prosperity, in addition to ensuring our operations along with the Project’s design and planning incorporates appropriate measures to protect everyone’s interests.

So to all Canadians, I can assure you Trans Mountain remains a company committed to safety and to the relationships we’ve developed over the past many decades. We’re excited to move forward and to ensure as many people as possible can benefit from the pipeline and our Project while maintaining safety and balancing social and environmental interests.  

- Ian Anderson, President and CEO, Trans Mountain Corporation