Trans Mountain

NEB Clears Trans Mountain Pipeline to Resume Some Construction

NEB Clears Trans Mountain Pipeline to Resume Some Construction

Trans Mountain Pipeline has secured approval to partially start construction of its growth enabling export capacity expansion for Canada’s top natural gas user, Alberta thermal oilsands production.

August 5, 2019
Trans Mountain Regulatory Saga Continues With Latest NEB Ruling

Trans Mountain Regulatory Saga Continues With Latest NEB Ruling

After 68 months of contested hearings, an appellate court setback, a government takeover and two federal cabinet approvals, an extra step will prolong the Canadian regulatory ordeal of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.

July 22, 2019
Hurdles Remain for Trans Mountain Despite Government’s Latest Approval

Hurdles Remain for Trans Mountain Despite Government’s Latest Approval

After escalating into the most extensive native consultations ever on a Canadian project, the Aboriginal rights duel over the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion stopped short of conceding power to any tribe.

June 20, 2019
Alberta, BC Continue Feud Over Trans Mountain Expansion

Alberta, BC Continue Feud Over Trans Mountain Expansion

A second court battle broke out Wednesday between the British Columbia (BC) and Alberta governments over the C$9 billion ($6.8 billion) Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion proposal for oil exports from the Pacific coast.

May 3, 2019
NEB Grants OK to Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Expansion

NEB Grants OK to Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Expansion

The delayed Trans Mountain Pipeline oil pipe expansion advanced Friday after the National Energy Board (NEB) granted a revised approval to the growth outlet for overseas exports by Canada’s top natural gas user, Alberta thermal oilsands production.

February 25, 2019

Marine Expert Says Trans Mountain Crude Oil Tanker Traffic to Pose Little Danger

The Canadian government’s star marine safety expert says the west coast has little to fear from tankers that would be loaded with oil by the contested Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project for the country’s top natural gas user, Alberta thermal oilsands production.

January 18, 2019

Tribal Cooperation Sought to Move Trans Mountain Expansion Forward

A retired Supreme Court of Canada judge, Frank Iacobucci, has been appointed to lead a native affairs team seeking tribal cooperation with the suspended Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.

October 3, 2018
Trans Mountain Expansion Kerfuffle Frustrating Trudeau, Alberta Premier

Trans Mountain Expansion Kerfuffle Frustrating Trudeau, Alberta Premier

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed Wednesday to revive a pipeline construction alliance with Alberta that the province’s government shelved after a court verdict last week sided with native protesters to halt the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP).

September 6, 2018
Canada’s Bid to Buy Trans Mountain Rejected by Appeals Court

Canada’s Bid to Buy Trans Mountain Rejected by Appeals Court

The Canadian government’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline is said to be moving forward despite a unanimous ruling Thursday by a federal appeals court, which concluded that the government’s review was flawed and said Indigenous groups had not been adequately consulted.

August 30, 2018
Canada to Take Over Trans Mountain Project to Guarantee Oilsands Conduit

Canada to Take Over Trans Mountain Project to Guarantee Oilsands Conduit

The Canadian government has agreed to buy Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.’s (KML) Trans Mountain Pipeline at least temporarily as the only sure way to build the hotly contested oilsands export expansion of the conduit from Alberta to the southern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC).

May 29, 2018