Skip to main content

Canadian minister reports on oil pipeline construction

Published by
World Pipelines,

Reuters are reporting that Canada’s resource minister said this week that construction on the Trans Mountain project had been delayed, but he did not provide an update on when the expansion of the oil pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia’s coast would be complete.

The Canadian government agreed in May to buy the pipeline and project from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd for CAN$4.5 billion (US$3.5 billion), in an effort to ensure its expansion went ahead. It is currently scheduled to be in service by December 2020.

“Yes, there’s a delay because of the construction was stopped for a couple of months, but this is a project that is moving forward and will continue to move forward until it’s done,” Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi told reporters outside a Cabinet meeting in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Canada’s energy regulator gave the go-ahead last week for construction of a large portion of the expansion. Preliminary work on the route has started but pipeline crews are not expected until the spring of 2019. (US$1 = CAN$1.3055).

Read the article online at:

You might also like

 STATS Group

[WEBINAR] Industry leading hot tapping and plugging technology

The webinar will explain the hydraulic deployment and setting of the plugging head, seal testing and verification, while highlighting the key advantages of the BISEP. It is expected that attendees will be able to incorporate learnings from this webinar into their upcoming pipeline maintenance or repair projects and provide valuable options that avoid temporarily shutting down the pipeline. Register for free today »


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):


This article has been tagged under the following:

Canada pipeline news US pipeline news Crude oil pipeline news


World Pipelines is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.