Tales of the Trans Mountain Pipeline

May 31, 2018 | Nick Gill, CFP


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The path from Edmonton to Burnaby spans just over 1,000 kilometres and covers some of the most picturesque landscape in Canada, including the breathtaking Jasper National Park. Since 1953, the Trans Mountain pipeline has occupied this route, carrying Alberta oil to the B.C. coast at a current rate of 300,000 barrels per day. In 2012, Kinder Morgan – the owner of the pipeline – announced plans to expand the line capacity to 890,000 barrels per day and received approval from the Canadian government in 2016 to do so. This decision sparked considerable political debate – particularly since the change in government in B.C.  To continue reading, click here