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Last updated: April 7, 2020

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) is a proposal to expand and twin the existing Trans Mountain oil pipeline system between Edmonton, AB and Burnaby, BC. It would include approximately 980 kilometres of new pipeline, new and modified facilities (such as pump stations, tanks, tanker berths, and transmission lines), and include the reactivation of 193 km of existing pipeline.

The Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) federally regulates this project. However, the Commission is still responsible for reviewing some applications, typically related to access to lands, for the portion of the pipeline within British Columbia.

Project Proponent: Trans Mountain Corporation

Project Website

Project Images:

TMEP map

Timeline

  • Nov. 29, 2016
    Original Federal Project Approval issued

  • Jan. 11, 2017
    Province issues Environmental Assessment Certificate

  • Aug. 20, 2018
    Original Federal Project Approval Overturned By Federal Court of Appeal

  • Sept. 4, 2018
    Government of Canada Takes Ownership of Project from Kinder Morgan via Trans Mountain Corporation

  • Jun. 18, 2019
    New Federal Project Approval issued

  • Aug. 22, 2019
    Project construction resumed

Primary Project Permits

Permits for natural gas pipelines (and related compressors, meter stations, etc.) or LNG Facilities are required before construction can start on a major project. Applications go through a thorough permitting process, described in our Permitting Process page. Approvals, issued under the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA), contain specific conditions and requirements that the proponent must meet in order to be in compliance with the permit.

Name Type
100100221 PIPE ROW sprd3
Provincial Authorizations
100100227 PIPE ROW sprd4
Provincial Authorizations

All Other Project Permits

There are various types of permits issued by the Commission for major projects, throughout the different phases of design and construction. Permits that have been issued to date for a particular project can be viewed below.

Name Type
ANC 100102935 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
ANC 100103963 TMP
Approved Ancillary Site Permits
IUP 100102930 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9638554 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9638555 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9638556 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9638557 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9638615 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9640279 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9640292 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9640312 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9642551 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9642552 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9644367 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9644368 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9644369 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
IUP 9644370 TMP
Approved Investigative Use Permits
ROAD 100101505 TMP
Approved Road Permits
ROAD 100101506 TMP
Approved Road Permits
WATR 100100311 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100101459 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100101805 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100102688 TMP Sec10 26 01 17
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100102688 TMP Sec10 26 01 18
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100103041 TMP Sec10 30 08 17
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100103667 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 100105252 TMP Sec11
Approved Water Authorizations
WATR 9640531 TMP Sec9
Approved Water Authorizations
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