PROVE COMMERCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE PROJECT
At least three months prior to beginning construction, Trans Mountain must prove that it has secured agreements with shippers for no less than 60 percent of the pipeline’s total expanded capacity of 890,000 b/d for a minimum term of 15 years. The agreements must be signed by officers of the shipping companies and any rights to terminate the contracts on behalf of the shippers must be waived or otherwise expired. At least three months prior to loading the first tanker from the expanded pipeline at the Westridge terminal, Trans Mountain must show that its marine shippers have secured enhanced tug escorts through Burrard Inlet and the Juan de Fuca Strait from the Westridge terminal to Buoy Juliet on the west side of Vancouver Island. Trans Mountain must also deliver an enhanced marine spill response plan of at least 20,000 tons of capacity within 36 hours of notification.