Trans Mountain seeks determination from National Energy Board
After a thorough and lengthy process, taking into consideration local interests along with technical and scientific evidence, the National Energy Board (NEB) and the Government of Canada granted their approvals for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in 2016.
The Board and the Government considered timing and schedule in their determination that the Project is in the public’s interest. After many months of working in good faith to obtain municipal permits from the City of Burnaby without success, we are asking the NEB to allow us to go ahead with work under the terms and conditions of the applicable Certificate and NEB Orders.
The City’s failure to act in a timely manner raises serious issues of jurisdiction that we are compelled to bring to the Board’s attention. The Project will provide important local, regional and national benefits and that is why we are also asking the NEB to establish a process for Trans Mountain to bring similar matters to the Board for expedited determination in the future. As previously disclosed, such measures are necessary to help mitigate a possible delay in the construction schedule. While we await the NEB’s determination, as always, our door remains open to the City of Burnaby and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss a solution.
To see a copy of the motion Trans Mountain filed today with the NEB, please click here. About Trans Mountain Expansion Project
In November 2016, the Government of Canada approved Kinder Morgan Canada’s plan to expand the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline system between Edmonton, Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia. The Project is subject to 157 Conditions from the National Energy Board that covers the life span of the Project, and 37 Conditions attached to the Environmental Certificate received from the Government of British Columbia in January 2017. For almost 65 years, the 1,150-km Trans Mountain pipeline system has been safely and efficiently providing the only West Coast access for Canadian oil products, including about 90 per cent of the gasoline supplied to the interior and south coast of British Columbia. For more information, please visit www.transmountain. com.