Province wants more answers from Kinder Morgan

NEWS — The provincial government wants more answers from Kinder Morgan on its proposed $5.4-billion expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Intervenor status on pipeline expansion should be sought by City, says staffer.

Province wants more information.

The Province has filed a motion with the National Energy Board requesting that Kinder Morgan provide more detailed information about the project.

As part of the National Energy Board’s review of the proposal, the Province submitted more than 70 information requests dealing with maritime and land-based spill response, prevention and recovery systems.

“In a number of cases, Kinder Morgan’s responses to the information requests do not provide sufficient information,” the Ministry of Environment said in a statement today (Friday).

“That makes it difficult for the Province to evaluate whether the Trans Mountain Expansion project will include world-leading marine and land oil spill systems.

“World-leading marine and land oil spill systems are two of the five requirements that must be satisfied for B.C. to support any heavy oil pipeline.”

Kinder Morgan filed an application with the National Energy Board in December to twin the 1,150-km pipeline, which runs through Kamloops, to increase its capacity from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000.

A copy of the Province’s motion can be found at:

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1 Comment on Province wants more answers from Kinder Morgan

  1. Why was Kinder Morgan allowed to buy Trans Mountain?
    KM is Enbridgizing the once great Trans Mountain Company!

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