Trans Mountain Pipeline Reopens Following B.C. Storms

Dec 6, 2021 By MarketDepth

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The Trans Mountain Pipeline restarted for the first time on Sunday after a devastating storm that struck B.C. in November forced the pipeline to close.

“The restart comes following the completion of all necessary assessments, repairs, and construction of protective earthworks needed for the pipeline to be returned to service. Over the coming weeks Trans Mountain will continue with additional emergency work.”

According to the company’s press release.

The pipeline, which normally transports roughly 300,000 barrels of oil from Alberta to Burnaby each day, reopened after the company completed detailed investigations of the pipe’s integrity and geotechnical assessments of the surrounding landscape to confirm its readiness.

Fuel Limits to Remain

Nevertheless, Emergency Management B.C. said a 30 liter limit would remain in place for the fuel-rationing order, despite the pipeline’s reopening.  “The fuel order will remain in effect to prioritize essential vehicles and will be reevaluated as the Province continues to recover from the recent weather events,” the agency said. “We all must continue to do our part and limit our fuel consumption and take transit when possible. British Columbians have stepped up in big ways and we are confident this can continue for the next little while.”