What is the port authority’s role in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project?
Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project has generated broad interest and inquiries to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
In September 2017, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority approved a permit application from Kinder Morgan Canada for the portion of the project that is within our jurisdiction involving upgrade and expansion of the existing Westridge Marine Terminal in the Port of Vancouver.
The decision was made after a thorough and robust project and environmental review of the application, including consultation with Aboriginal groups and community feedback on the impacts of construction activities at the Westridge Marine Terminal, such as noise, dust, lighting and proposed mitigations.
The upgrade and expansion of the existing Westridge Marine Terminal is one component of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project, which underwent a federal environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and the National Energy Board Act, and was approved by the Government of Canada in November 2016.
Trans Mountain Expansion Project
August 2017 – Approved Project Permit (PP 15-322): Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project [PDF]
June 2017 – Project permit application: Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project
October 2016 – Project Permit 16-273: Westridge Terminal Supplementary Geotechnical Drilling Investigation [PDF]
December 2015 – Project Permit Amendment 15-295-1: Westridge Terminal Supplementary Offshore Geotechnical Investigation [PDF]
December 2015 – Project Permit Amendment 15-295-1: Westridge Terminal Notice of Activity [PDF]
November 2015 – Project Permit 15-295: Westridge Terminal Supplementary Offshore Geotechnical Investigation [PDF]
Topic of interest: Project applications and permit approvals
Topic of interest: Petroleum products and tanker safety