The National Energy Board’s (NEB) detailed route hearings for Segment 5 of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project are expected to begin in late April or early May 2018. Hearings will take place in Merritt and Kamloops, British Columbia (B.C.).

Previously, the NEB announced detailed route hearings for Segments 1, 2, 3 and 4 in B.C. and Alberta, as well as Segment 7 in the Burnaby, B.C. area. Hearings for the remaining Segment 6 (Kamloops, B.C. through to the Lower Mainland) will be announced at a later date.

The NEB has approved portions of the detailed route in Segment 5 that were not opposed by landowners or affected persons. To date, nearly 56% of the entire detailed route has been approved by the NEB. Prior to beginning construction in these areas, the company must satisfy all applicable NEB pre-construction conditions.

The 1,147 kilometre-long Trans Mountain Expansion Project – along an approximately 150 metre-wide pipeline corridor – was approved by the Government of Canada in November 2016. This project includes the reactivation of roughly 158 kilometres of existing pipeline. The detailed route approval process will determine the exact placement of the new pipeline within the approved corridor.

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29th Jan 2018

29th January 2018