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11:30  03 december  2019
11:30  03 december  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

No less controversial, Trans Mountain continues on with expansion project

  No less controversial, Trans Mountain continues on with expansion project Construction crews remain busy driving piles for new facilities at Trans Mountain’s Westridge marine terminal on Burrard Inlet and clearing land at the Burnaby Mountain terminus of its pipeline, but industry leaders remain apprehensive about the expansion project. “Everyone is guarded about what does this mean,” said Chris Gardner, president of the Independent Contractors and Business Association about last week’s announcement that construction on the $7.4 billion project had officially restarted.

The Trans Mountain Pipeline System, or simply the Trans Mountain Pipeline , is a pipeline that carries crude and refined oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia, Canada.

Construction to expand the Trans Mountain oil pipeline could begin in September, assuming the next regulatory steps go smoothly, the Steel pipe to be used in the oil pipeline construction of the Canadian government’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project lies at a stockpile site in Kamloops

Steel pipe to be used in the oil pipeline construction of Kinder Morgan Canada's Trans Mountain Expansion Project sit on rail cars at a stockpile site in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Dennis Owen© Thomson Reuters Steel pipe to be used in the oil pipeline construction of Kinder Morgan Canada's Trans Mountain Expansion Project sit on rail cars at a stockpile site in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Dennis Owen

Trans Mountain Corp. is preparing to officially start construction on its pipeline expansion after years of delay.

On Tuesday, Trans Mountain president and CEO Ian Anderson, federal Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan, provincial Energy Minister Sonya Savage, as well as representatives from local governments and the Enoch Cree Nation will officially mark the start of construction at an event near Acheson, Alta., west of Edmonton.

Construction advances on Canada's government-owned oil pipeline ahead of court hearing

  Construction advances on Canada's government-owned oil pipeline ahead of court hearing CANADA-PIPELINE/ (PIX):Construction advances on Canada's government-owned oil pipeline ahead of court hearingDec 3 (Reuters) - Expansion of Canada's Trans Mountain oil pipeline accelerated on Tuesday just two weeks before a court hearing in British Columbia that will decide whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government can complete the project.

EDMONTON—After months in limbo, construction plans for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are back on again as the federally owned corporation Support from those along the route is far from unanimous, and obstacles remain. Critics who consider the pipeline an encroachment on Indigenous

Construction to start this year, Canadian prime minister says, despite opposition from environmental and Indigenous groups.

The Crown corporation that owns the project has already mobilized its workforce and restarted some work at the pipeline's terminals, since the federal Liberal government approved the $7.4-billion expansion for the second time earlier this year.

The Federal Court of Appeal is currently reviewing an appeal by Indigenous groups of that second approval.

Premier Jason Kenney has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau frequently to push ahead with construction on the project, and blamed the federal Liberals for delays. The two are set to meet in Ottawa next week.

Trans Mountain has said it expects 4,200 workers to be employed along the pipeline corridor by the end of the year.

The pipeline expansion will carry 890,000 barrels of oil per day, tripling its capacity, from Alberta to the B.C. coast once completed.

It's set to be finished by mid-2022.

Trans Mountain monitoring anti-pipeline activists, labelling some as 'persons of interest' .
The federally owned Trans Mountain Corporation is monitoring pipeline opponents and designating some as “persons of interest” who warrant closer scrutiny, according to internal records provided to CBC News.   The Trans Mountain documents show its security officials recorded the names of individuals who posted anti-pipeline videos and statements on social media, along with the names of those tagged in the posts or who shared the content.

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