Plans for Trans Mountain expansion project delayed

Trans Mountain oil pipeline

In a recent announcement, the Government of Canada has extended the deadline for expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline. The decision which was to be taken in mid-May has now been postponed until June 18.  The Trans Mountain Pipeline System is a pipeline that carries crude and refined oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia in Canada. The in-limbo Trans Mountain expansion (TMX) project would augment the amount of crude flowing from Alberta’s oil sands to British Columbia’s coast to nearly triple than the present quantity.

The project faces many impediments due to which the project has been kept on hold. Among regulatory delays, TMX has also encountered opposition from the government of British Columbia, and other indigenous and environmentalists groups. Reports suggest, the government brought the pipeline for worth $4.5 billion ($3.37 billion) from Kinder Morgan in August 2018.