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Trans Mountain releases public statement

Published by , Editorial Assistant
World Pipelines,

Following all necessary procedures and safety protocols, the Trans Mountain Pipeline was re-started at approximately 2:00 pm PDT on 14 June, 2020.

The pipeline was shut down on 13 June, 2020, as a result of a release that occurred at its Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford B.C.

The site has permanent groundwater monitoring in place and air monitoring continues. Monitoring has not identified any risk to the public or community.

An Incident Command Post remains active and the company continues to work with local authorities, area Indigenous groups and regulators, including the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), Transportation Safety Board (TSB) and BC Ministry of Environment (BCMOE) in the oversight and clean-up of this incident. Indigenous representatives have visited the site and monitors are assisting the effort. Clean-up and remediation will continue in coordination with regulators, Indigenous groups and the local community.

All COVID-19 protocols are being followed both at the Incident Command Post and at the site of the cleanup.

Updates will be posted as new information becomes available at

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