Kennedy Stewart

MP, Burnaby—Douglas

Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline

The Trans Mountain Pipeline has been owned and operated by Kinder Morgan Canada Inc. since 2005. This pipeline is 1156 km long, travelling from Edmonton to Greater Vancouver and the Puget Sound. Construction on it began in February 1952, with its first shipment of crude oil arriving in Burnaby in October 1953. Its capacity has increased the original figure of 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) in July 2005 to the current level of 300,000 bpd.

Following two series of open season calls between October 2011 and April 2012 for binding 20 year transportation agreements with domestic and foreign oil refining companies, Kinder Morgan put forward a plan to increase pipeline capacity from its current levels of 300,000 barrels a day to 890,000 barrels a day. This would increase tanker traffic from the current number of five a month to 34 tanker loadings a month.

On May 16, 2013, the National Energy Board approved Kinder Morgan’s commercial tolling application for the expanded Trans Mountain line.  On May 23, 2013, Kinder Morgan filed a Project Description with the National Energy Board describing its proposed project to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline system to include new loading docks at Westridge Marine Terminal, pump stations, tanks, and a 981 km of new 36-inch diameter pipeline, Line 2, to transport up to 540,000 bpd of heavy crude oil. Two 4 km 30-inch delivery lines would also be constructed from the Burnaby Terminal to the Westridge Marine Terminal. A formal Facilities Application is expected to be filed in the fall of 2013.

I have continued to consult with the community on this issue – including through provincial and regional polling, and constituency-wide phone polling, and by going door to door to talk with residents – and to engage with stakeholders. I’ve also called for more scrutiny on the expansion, and with the release of the proposed routing of Trans Mountain Line 2 and new of multiple leaks along the existing line, public attention on how this would impact our communities is only going to increase. I’ve compiled a list of links below where you can learn more about this issue facing Burnaby, who some of the stakeholders involved are, and what I’ve been doing on it.

 - Kennedy


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Current Pipeline route map through Burnaby-Douglas

Proposed Trans Mountain Line 2 Corridor

National Energy Board:
Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Regulatory Document Index

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources:
Report on the Current and Future State of Pipelines and Refining Capacity in Canada

Kinder Morgan:

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers:
Crude Oil Forecast, Markets & Pipelines: 2013

Vancouver Observer:
What you need to know about Kinder Morgan and its proposed pipeline expansion 

Burnaby Residents Opposed to KinderMorgan Expansion:
Pipeline Watch 

Tsleil-Waututh Nation:
Kinder Morgan Expansion Plans: A risk too great to accept

Wilderness Committee:
Frequently Asked Questions about the Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal

Will the real Kinder Morgan please stand up?

News coverage:

B.C. residents split on Kinder Morgan pipeline project, poll finds
Jessica Barrett, Vancouver Sun, June 28, 2013

Small oil leak shuts Trans Mountain pipeline (video)
CBC News, June 27, 2013

‘Dilbit down the Fraser’
Mike Youds, Kamloops Daily News, June 17, 2013

Kinder Morgan says Trans Mountain pipeline to restart after leak repaired
Canadian Press, June 13, 2013

Trans Mountain pipeline could change course
Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, May 29, 2013

Kinder Morgan files preliminary plans for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Nathan Vanderklippe and Kelly Cryderman, The Globe and Mail, May 24, 2013

 Kinder Morgan mum on route of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Kelly Cryderman, Globe and Mail, May 24, 2013 

Liberal win in B.C. provides 'greater clarity' on pipeline: Kinder Morgan
Kelly Cryderman, Globe and Mail, May 23, 2013 

National Energy Board okays Kinder Morgan toll plan for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Jeff Lewis, Financial Post, May 16, 2013 

Pipeline faces daunting hurdles 
The Globe and Mail, April 24, 2013

Dix toughens pipeline stance 
North Shore News, April 24, 2013

NDP's Adrian Dix casts doubt on on plans for Kinder Morgan expansion 
The Vancouver Sun, April 22, 2013

New Tsleil-Waututh chief signs anti-oil pipeline treaty 
North Shore Outlook, April 19, 2013

B.C. band seeks protection from Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion — asks court to force feds to reject project
Canadian Press, March 26, 2013

Through pristine Jasper Park, Kinder Morgan goes full-speed on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Jeff Lewis, Financial Post, March 14, 2013

New report highlights risks of Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion
Jenny Uechi, Vancouver Observer, March 7, 2013

Energy giants Suncor, Kinder Morgan, butt heads over Trans Mountain pipeline fees
Jeff Lewis, Financial Post, January 29, 2013

Kinder Morgan boosts pipeline expansion, still cuts Chevron short
Wanda Chow, Burnaby NewsLeader, January 16, 2013

Kinder Morgan hikes plans capacity of Trans Mountain Pipeline
Nathan Vanderklippe, The Globe and Mail, January 10, 2013

Kinder Morgan wants to expand capacity of Trans Mountain pipeline twinning project
Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, January 10, 2013

Kinder Morgan sets the stage to twin pipeline from Edmonton to West Coast
Dave Cooper, Edmonton Journal, October 26, 2012

Kinder Morgan braces for opposition to West Coast expansion 
Steven Threndyle, Alberta Oil Magazine, October 12, 2012

Burnaby residents oppose pipeline expansion
CBC News, October 11, 2012

Strong opposition to pipeline at Burnaby meeting
CTV BC, October 11, 2012

Flood of Pacific oil exports leaves West Coast refinery starved for crude
Nathan Vanderklippe, The Globe and Mail, September 6, 2012

First Trans Mountain hearings won't touch environmental issues: NEB
Nathan Vanderklippe, The Globe and Mail, August 23, 2012

Trans Mountain: The other Pacific pipeline
Nathan Vanderklippe, The Globe and Mail, August 4, 2012 

Burnaby residents want intervenor status in pipeline hearings
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, July 31,2012 

Kinder Morgan seeks toll approval on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Jeffrey Jones, Financial Post, June 29, 2012 

Oil pipeline application opens attack window for critics
Jeff Nagel, Oak Bay News, June 29, 2012 

Pipeline expansion forum packs local church
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, June 29, 2012 

Public consultation on pipeline expansion to start in fall
Wanda Chow Burnaby NewsLeader, June 26, 2012

Lack of pipeline capacity on West Coast leaves refinery starved for crude
Tracey Sherlock, Calgary Herald, June 20 2012 

Burnaby pipeline path revealed
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, May 25, 2012

Trans Mountain Finalizes Shipper Commitments for Pipeline Expansion
Financial Post, May 23, 2012

Vancouver park board votes to formally oppose Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion
Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun, May 1, 2012

Transmountain: Same pipeline, new realities
Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post, April 27, 2012

Will B.C. have a say in pipeline expansion?
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, April 24, 2012

British Columbia and pipeline expansions: What's in it for us?
Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun, April 20, 2012

Kinder Morgan reveals pipeline plans
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, April 18, 2012

Vancouver, Burnaby mayors decry Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion
Jeff Lee and Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun, April 14, 2012

Kinder Morgan Increases Planned Trans Mountain Expansion
Mike Lee, Bloomberg News, April 12, 2012

OIL & WATER - Part Three: Is B.C. destined to be Alberta's oil superport?
Jeff Nagel, Burnaby NewsLeader, April 12, 2012

Kinder Morgan extends open season
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby NOW, March 27, 2012 

Kinder Surprise
Paul Henderson, Chilliwack Times, March 15, 2012

Timeline set for decision on Trans Mountain expansion
Robin Penty, Calgary Herald, February 22, 2012

Kinder Morgan: Shippers back Trans Mountain expansion
Vancouver Sun, February 21, 2012

Mayors want more consultation for increased Metro Vancouver oil tanker traffic
Evan Duggan, Vancouver Sun, December 2, 2011

First nations claim alliance is barrier that pipelines won’t break
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, December 2, 2011

B.C. natives form front to fight oil pipelines
David Ljunggren and Jeffrey Jones, The Globe and Mail, December 1, 2011

Battle brewing over pipeline plans in B.C.
Rod Mickleburgh, The Globe and Mail, November 2, 2011

Momentum builds for Northern Gateway, TMPL expansion
Alberta Oil Magazine, November 1, 2011

Kinder Morgan looks at expanding pipeline
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, October 21, 2011


In the media:

Second spill in as many weeks shuts Kinder Morgan pipeline
Dene Moore, Canadian Press, June 28, 2013

Kinder Morgan proposes alternate Burnaby routes for pipeline twinning
Wanda Chow, Burnaby NewsLeader, June 27, 2013

Oil pipeline to take all-new route from Surrey to Burnaby
Jeff Nagel, Burnaby NewsLeader, June 19, 2013

Interview on CKNW's The Bill Good Show
May 29, 2013 

Local MP sounds alarm on pipeline after Kinder Morgan pricing plan gets OK from National Energy Board
Frank Luba, The Province, March 21, 2013 

Even opponents think B.C. oil pipelines more likely after Liberal victory 
Peter O'Neil and Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, May 15, 2013

Dix opposes major pipeline expansion 
Burnaby NewsLeader, April 23, 2013

Mayor, MP no longer supporting Chevron at NEB hearings
Wanda Chow, Burnaby NewsLeader, March 26, 2013

A ‘massive intrusion’: Promise and peril in Trans Mountain pipeline ambitions through B.C. mainland
Jeff Lewis, Financial Post, March 16, 2013

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion increases
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby NOW, January 16, 2013

Kinder Morgan hopes to triple Trans Mountain pipeline
Dave White and Richard Dettman, News 1130, January 10, 201

Band asks public to attend pipeline talk, but won't go itself
Ian Bailey, The Globe and Mail, November 1, 2012

Burnaby residents want refinery to stay: survey
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, October 15, 2012

Residents united against pipeline proposal
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, October 12, 2012

Burnaby MP, mayor granted intervenor status in Chevron application
Wanda Chow, Burnaby NewsLeader, September 18, 2012

City MP backs Chevron's case for oil supply
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, September 7, 2012  

Burnaby refinery hearing set
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, August 10, 2012 

MP calls for open Burnaby hearings in pipeline process
Wanda Chow, Burnaby NewsLeader, July 27, 2012 

Burnaby MP calls for public hearings on pipeline
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, July 27, 2012

City MP rolls out litany of oil pipeline concerns
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now, July 6, 2012

150m wide corridor is expropriation zone for pipeline: Stewart
Wanda Chow, Tri-Cities News, June 29, 2012 

Kinder Morgan takes next step in process to twin pipeline through Chilliwack
Paul Henderson, The Chilliwack Times, June 29, 2012 

MP fears B.C. pipeline could force people from homes
CTV BC News, May 27, 2012

Burnaby MP releases Kinder Morgan pipeline route map
Mike Raptis, The Province, May 26, 2012

Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion flying under the radar, critics say
Wanda Chow, Abbotsford News, May 11, 2012

Expropriation for pipeline expansion could have far-reaching impacts: MP
Wanda Chow, Burnaby NewsLeader, May 8, 2012

Ottawa could push pipelines through B.C.: legal experts
Doug Ward, Financial Post, May 2, 2012

Opinion split on increased tanker traffic: poll
Kent Spencer, The Province, March 29, 2012

Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion 'flying under the radar'
Wanda Chow, Burnaby NewsLeader, March 8, 2012

Local residents divided over pipeline project
Clearwater Times, February 28, 2012

NDP poll suggests public divided on pipeline
Mike Youds, Kamloops Daily News, February 27, 2012

Another pipeline debate kicks off as Kinder Morgan lines up shippers
Carrie Tait and Nathan Vanderklippe, The Globe and Mail, February 21, 2012

72 per cent of Burnaby-Douglas opposes Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion
Wanda Chow, Burnaby NewsLeader, January 19, 2012

MP wants oversight on pipeline expansion
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby NOW, October 26, 2011

Kinder Morgan aims to expand Trans Mountain pipeline
Nathan Vanderklippe, The Globe and Mail, October 25, 2011

More public info needed before oil pipeline expansion: MP
Andrea Macpherson, News 1130, October 21, 2011

Pipeline prompts survey
Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby NOW, October 14, 2011

Only 31% of B.C. residents want Trans Mountain pipeline twinned, poll finds
Doug Ward, Vancouver Sun, October 11, 2011


Press releases:

Survey: 64% of residents support keeping Chevron Refinery open
Survey of North Burnaby residents commissioned by MP Kennedy Stewart

MP Stewart calls for public hearings on phase one of Kinder Morgan's New BC Pipeline
Submits formal letter of comment to National Energy Board

July 25, 2012

Metro Vancouver residents split on tanker traffic increase

March 29, 2012

MP Kennedy Stewart releases map of new pipeline route
Shows property possibly affected by Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
May 26, 2012

Metro Vancouver residents split on tanker traffic increase

March 29, 2012

Poll: Kamloops Residents divided on new oil pipeline
55% support, 45% oppose 300,000 barrel per day pipeline
February 27, 2012

Survey Shows 72% of Burnaby Residents Oppose Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Expansion
January 19, 2012

MP Kennedy Stewart calls for Government-to-Government Talks with First Nations on Pipeline
Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion crosses 15 First Nation Reserves
December 1, 2011

Murky process prompts First Nation to reject pipeline, MP calls for clarity
Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Opposes Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Expansion, Ends Talks with Kinder Morgan
November 1, 2011

Minister of Natural Resources promises Trans Mountain Pipeline Review
Responds to questions from MP Kennedy Stewart
October 25, 2011

Kennedy Stewart, MP calls for scrutiny on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion
Yesterday’s call for Open Season could double pipeline capacity to 600,000 bpd
October 21, 2011

Little Public Support for TMX Oil Pipeline, MP Stewart finds
October 11, 2011

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