Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) has reportedly reached “a major milestone” by passing its halfway mark to completion.

Trans Mountain Pipeline

The oil pipeline system reported that since August 2019, about 20,000 workers cleared 344 miles of right-of-way, laid 247 miles of pipe and made 32 trenchless river and stream crossings.

“The way we are constructing this project reflects a new approach to building major projects in Canada,” said acting President Rob Van Walleghem in a progress report.

The project is intended to roughly triple the pipeline’s capacity to 890,000 b/d on the 690-mile route across Alberta and British Columbia. Pipeline hurdles and increased costs have increasingly stretched the project’s price tag and timeline.

The original line was completed in 32...