Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The Government of Canada has set up a Ministerial Panel to hear from Canadians on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. As part of these engagement efforts, the Government of Canada launched an online questionnaire for Canadians to submit their feedback on the project.

The questionnaire is now closed. We have received more than 35,000 responses! Thank you to all who participated!

The Panel will now review this input to identify views not heard by the initial National Energy Board review, and produce a report on these for the Minister of Natural Resources by November 1, 2016.

Project Map

Map of Trans Mountain Expansion Project 

What is the Trans Mountain Expansion Project?

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a proposal by Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, to twin the existing Trans Mountain oil pipeline and expand the Westridge Marine Terminal. The existing pipeline, built in 1953, runs from Edmonton, Alberta, to the Westridge Marine Terminal and the Chevron refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia. Eighty-nine percent of the new pipeline will run along the existing pipeline route.

On May 19, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) submitted its report to the Minister of Natural Resources recommending that the Government of Canada approve the project, subject to 157 conditions.

Regulatory and/or Overarching Issues 9
Engineering and Safety 53
Environment 49
Including Air Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 9
Socio-Economic 35
Emergency Management 15
Project-Related Marine Shipping 6
Economics, Finance and Markets 2


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