The existing Trans Mountain Pipeline transports crude oil, semi-refined and refined products in a series in the same pipeline, while the expanded pipeline will primarily transport crude oil. You can learn more about the products we ship here.
Pipeline safety is our number one priority and, through the experience gained during 60+ years of operations, Trans Mountain has developed a mature suite of programs to maximize the safety of the pipeline. Pipeline safety practices that focus on preventing pipeline failures and minimizing their impact are all part of what is known as a Pipeline Integrity Management Program. This program identifies all of the hazards that have the potential to affect the safety of the pipeline system and ensures that control measures are implemented to prevent or mitigate the occurrence and potential impact of each hazard. You can learn more about pipeline safety here.
As part of the Expansion Project, substantial work has gone into determining potential environmental impacts and prescribing mitigation methods to reduce the impact to the environment during construction. The Project is subject to 157 Conditions from the National Energy Board (NEB), 55 of which are directly related to the environment and climate and require Trans Mountain to create more than 35 environmental protection plans. You can learn more about these plans on our website here.
As part of the expansion, Trans Mountain is reviewing and enhancing its Emergency Management Program and associated emergency response plans to address requirement of the expanded system. You can learn more about our enhanced Emergency Response Plan process here.
Aboriginal support for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project is strong and growing, with 51 Aboriginal communities now in support of the Project. The Mutual Benefit Agreements (MBAs) that have been signed will see Trans Mountain share in excess of $400 million with those communities. The 51 Agreements include all of the First Nations whose Reserves the Project crosses and approximately 80 per cent of communities within proximity to the pipeline right-of-way. You can learn more here.