Canada Rejects Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, Okays Trans Mountain
Canada’s government will reject Enbridge Incorporated’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline project, but approve Kinder Morgan’s Incorporated’s Trans Mountain project and Enbridge’s Prime Line 3 replacement project, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday.
Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project comprises a proposed $6 billion+, 525,000-barrel-per-day petroleum export pipeline that would connect Edmonton, Alberta, to Kitimat on the north-central coast of British Columbia. The proposal consists of a 1,170-kilometer petroleum export pipeline, a condensate import pipeline, and a marine terminal.
Trudeau said the government approved Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement program, which will fully replace 1,031 miles of crude oil pipeline from Hardistry, Alberta, to Superior, Wisconsin. The project has a total investment value of $7.5 billion and involves replacing the existing pipe with modern pipe materials.
Also approved is Kinder Morgan’s $5.5 billion Trans Mountain expansion project to twin the existing Trans Mountain oil pipeline and expand the Westridge Marine Terminal. The existing pipeline, built in 1953, runs from Edmonton, Alberta, to the Westridge Marine Terminal and the Chevron refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia.
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