Trans Mountain Pipeline Anchor Loop Project
courtesy Kinder Morgan Canada.
Trans Mountain is expanding its current 1,150 km pipeline between Strathcona County, Alberta and Burnaby, BC. The expansion would create a twinned pipeline that would increase the nominal capacity of the system from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 barrels per day.
The federal government has purchased the existing pipeline, along with the expansion project in May 2018 for $4.5B. The deal closed late August 2018.
On August 30, 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a decision cancelling the Order-in-Council, which had approved the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for the Expansion Project.
On September 26, 2018, the NEB announced it will hold a public hearing to carry out its reconsideration related to the Project. The Government has directed the NEB to complete the reconsideration process and issue its resulting report no later than February 22, 2019.