Talk Trans Mountain
Our next period of engagement is underway. We want to hear from you about the proposed pipeline route and what it would mean for your community.
How can you participate?
- Go to your community page (find it here)
- Learn more by looking at your community map and reviewing materials
- Tell us what you think by joining a discussion or answering a few questions
We are now seeking feedback on proposed study corridors (which will help determine where the route would be established). Find your community, review the materials and have your say. Your feedback will help us make the project better.
A report summarizing what we heard from you during our Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Public Information Sessions can be found here.read more
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We want to hear from you and to ensure you are informed about the project topics that most interest you. If you have a question, please post it here and we will get back to you with an answer.
If the trans Canada pipeline does go through, how will I as a consumer benefit from this? Will gas prices be reduced at the pumps for all Canadians? Will the pricing of gas be filtered down at the pumps?at 20 May 2013, 9:53am
We cannot speak to the Trans Canada Pipeline but we can speak to our project which is the expansion of the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline from Edmonton, AB to Burnaby, BC. The Trans Mountain Expansion Project will provide municipal and provincial taxes, as well as jobs, among other benefits. For detailed information about the ways in which the Trans Mountain pipeline will benefit Canadians, please visit http://www.transmountain.com/benefits.
With respect to gasoline prices, these are affected by a large number of global factors. The prices of crude oil are neither controlled nor directly influenced by the development of any specific pipeline. There are some valuable resources online that explain the factors that influence gas prices, including the following two links: 1) http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/clf-nsi/rnrgynfmtn/nrgyrprt/l/gslnprcngnrgfct2010/gslnprcngnrgfct2010-eng.html
2) http://www.capp.ca/library/faq/Pages/EnergySupplyFAQ.aspx#faqQuestionTwoLizette at 22 May 2013, 12:21pm
What has been TM's operational performance in terms of safety, spills, leakages, cleanup, and remediation over the past 60 years? A comparison of regulatory jurisdictions, as given in NEB reports on your website is not helpful in enabling the public to adequately assess the performance history of KM in operating the existing 60-year old pipeline.at 15 May 2013, 3:37pm
As a regulated company, we are responsible for reporting spills greater than 1.5 m3 to the National Energy Board (NEB). Since The National Energy Board started regulating pipelines in 1961 there have been approximately 78 reported incidents on the Trans Mountain pipeline system. These reported incidents are broken down as follows: · 61 incidents involving crude oil · 7 involving gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and other types of oil · 4 involving water · 5 involving other products not listed above · 1 did not involve any product
Approximately 70% of these incidents occurred at terminals or pump stations and the remainder occurred along the pipeline right-of-way. For a detailed list of the release incidents, please see our Spill History page: http://www.transmountain.com/spill-history.
Additionally, the following pages provide information on our most serious spills in the last decade; they discuss real spill details, remediation, and lessons learned: - http://www.transmountain.com/ward-road-2005-spill - http://www.transmountain.com/westridge-2007-spill - http://www.transmountain.com/burnaby-tank-82-2009-spill - http://www.transmountain.com/abbotsford-tank-121-2012-spillGreg at 21 May 2013, 8:37am
If a pipeline is going to run throughout our city, this doubtless means you have to disturb our surrounding ecosystems. Is their a plan to fix this issue? Canada has diverse species that bring in travellers from all over the world, pipelines will likely destroy that which is beloved by locals and tourists. Even small disturbances can lead to large interruptions in our environment.at 11 May 2013, 7:36am
Kinder Morgan Canada is fully committed to environmental management, protection and stewardship of the land during the construction and operation of all its facilities. A comprehensive environmental and socio-economic assessment will be completed for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. There will be over 30 environmental surveys completed by local and regional biologists and resource specialists. The results of the surveys will be incorporated into an application to be submitted to the National Energy Board (NEB) for review and approval. Species of special status and their habitats will be identified and assessed as part of this project. Through the development of thousands of kilometers of pipelines, there have been a number of mitigation strategies developed that can be employed to minimize impacts to wildlife and wildlife habitat. These can range from avoiding important wildlife periods through the timing of construction to conducting detailed surveys immediately prior to construction. Pipeline construction is a sequential series of activities which do not remain in one area for an extended period of time. A detailed Environmental Protection Plan will be submitted to the NEB as part of the application which will document every linear metre of the construction right-of-way and mitigation strategies to help avoid or minimize environmental impacts from construction. Where practical, the route will remain within the existing right-of-way, which will minimize new disturbances to ecological communities.Margaret at 13 May 2013, 3:33pm
What are you doing to engage the BC provincial government? Christy Clarke seems not to be a willing partner in these pipeline projects unless she can hold the various stakeholders ransom for extra revenue.at 8 May 2013, 10:33am
Since announcing our intention to pursue the project in April 2012, we’ve engaged with thousands of people through one on one meetings, 37 public information sessions and ongoing opportunities online and in-person. We are committed to engaging with governments, community leaders, land owners, Aboriginal groups - including the provincial government.
With a project of this size and nature that touches 15 B.C. ridings along the pipeline route and 25 ridings along the marine corridor, we expect and welcome a high degree of public interest. It is important we provide timely and accurate information to all interested, including Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), relevant government ministers, opposition critics and public office holders along our pipeline and marine corridors.
The MLAs representing communities potentially affected by the Project have been sent information packages and have been invited to attend community open houses and workshops.Lizette at 9 May 2013, 8:41am
what would the duration of construction be until pipeline through-put would commence, timeline pleaseat 8 May 2013, 1:13am
Stakeholder engagement was kicked off in late spring/early summer of 2012, and will be ongoing through 2014. June 2012 through Spring 2014 will also see Kinder Morgan undertaking comprehensive pipeline routing studies, traditional knowledge studies, and environmental and socio-economic assessments. A comprehensive facilities application will be filed with the National Energy Board (NEB) in late 2013. The NEB will conduct a regulatory review of this application through 2015 and pending approval of the project, pipeline construction is anticipated to begin in 2016 and to be completed in 2017. The proposed operations start date is for 2017. For a visual of this timeline, please visit http://www.transmountain.com/timeline.TransMountain at 8 May 2013, 2:32pm
Is there an open house planned for the Edson/Yellowhead County area?at 7 May 2013, 7:46pm
We held a series of 37 Information Sessions to introduce the project along the pipeline and marine corridors last fall and winter, including one in Edson in October 2012. We have recently launched new public engagement opportunities. In this phase we are seeking feedback on the selected study corridor area for the pipeline and how it might affect communities. All pipeline communities have the opportunity to see the selected study corridors and provide feedback through this website, the Edson pages can be found here: http://talk.transmountain.com/edson. In some areas where the pipeline route has changed, we will be hosting public Open Houses. Open Houses will be held in Hinton on May 15 and in Edmonton on May 16. Stakeholders are encouraged to attend either session or participate by joining the conversation or providing input through this website.
Additionally, we plan on hosting another series of Information Sessions in the Fall of 2013, prior to filing an National Energy Board (NEB) Application, and we anticipate one would be in held in the Edson area. Upcoming events will be posted on www.transmountain.com and advertised locally. We encourage you to participate online today by registering at http://talk.transmountain.com/register?return_to=%2F and providing your feedback about the Edson area.Lizette at 9 May 2013, 8:39am
can I bid on your work through core and is net? I realy would like to do so and who can I contact for light load hotshots?at 5 May 2013, 3:30am
We are in the early stages of the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline Project and are still a few years away from securing vendor opportunities. We appreciate hearing from you and will add your name to our list of interested suppliers. As more information becomes available, it will be posted on this website.
You can also sign up for updates about supplier or vendor opportunities here: http://www.transmountain.com/contact-us#newsletterTransMountain at 8 May 2013, 2:03pm
Will TransMtn use clac, non-union or unionized contractors for the construction of the mainline pipeline?at 19 Apr 2013, 8:59am
As the Trans Mountain Pipeline is still a few years away from construction, contractors have not yet been secured for the construction phase of the Project. Trans Mountain is consulting with Unions, Association, Communities and Contractors to develop a strategy that will encourage and benefit local employment.TransMountain at 22 Apr 2013, 9:50am
Response to the question in January indicates the preferred Kinder Morgan on route through Edmonton is not confirmed had not yet been released. When do you expect that to happen (assuming it has not already). Thank you.at 12 Apr 2013, 8:16pm
Information on the proposed Trans Mountain expansion route in Edmonton and how the route decision-making process works will be available in mid May. We will be providing materials for comment online between May 8 and May 29, 2013 and holding a public open house on May 16, 2013. If you would like us to notify you when this information becomes available, please register on the website at the following link: http://talk.transmountain.com/register?return_to=%2FTransMountain at 17 Apr 2013, 12:29pm
I worked in the oil industry from Alberta to the middle east for over 40 years, I never until 2 days ago heard the term "dilbit" as an abbreviation of 'diluted bitumen'.at 12 Apr 2013, 11:13am
"Dilbit” is used and defined by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Their publication entitled Alberta Oil Sands Bitumen Valuation Methodology (2013) defines “dilbit blends” as “blends made from heavy crudes and/or bitumens and a diluents usually condensate, for the purpose of meeting pipeline viscosity and density specifications, where the density of the diluents included in the blend is less than 800 kg/m3”. The term was coined in the 1980’s when the process of diluting bitumen using diluents to facilitate transportation by pipeline was developed.TransMountain at 17 Apr 2013, 12:28am