Kinder Morgan asks Canadian government to intervene in B.C. siting dispute

Kinder Morgan (KMI, KMP) is asking Canadian regulators to intervene to allow it to study land in Burnaby, B.C., where it faces opposition to the C$5.4B expansion of its Trans Mountain oil pipeline.

Burnaby has blocked Kinder from studying lands it would cross near the western end of the expansion, saying the company must provide more information about the risk of spills and public safety.

The National Energy Board said earlier this week that it will defer a recommendation to the government on the project by about six months, to Jan. 2016, after Kinder proposed a change to the route in Burnaby.

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  • romilar
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    That's it children, play by the rules and employ every courtesy.


    Remember, we are outsiders asking to come in.


    Long KMI...Rom
    18 Jul 2014, 08:15 PM Reply Like
  • ex mouth mechanic
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    As a Canadian living in British Columbia, and a stock holder of KMI I believe that the pipeline will be expanded to carry the extra volume. It is essential to the oil industry in Canada. We NEED to get our oil to market! Rail is too risky and costly. Rail will do in the short term. It seems like a debate will occur, but in the long run the pipeline will be built. Mind you, that is only my opinion.
    18 Jul 2014, 10:30 PM Reply Like
  • Ruffdog
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    Your opion show you are a smart man!
    19 Jul 2014, 09:29 AM Reply Like
  • romilar
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    @Guy, I agree. It's not a question of if but when and under what provisions.


    Responsibilities for mishaps...
    % of local labor ongoing for const. and upkeep... ect.


    Last but not least, in what form and how much compensation goes to the land owners? In the end it's all about the money. This (in my opinion) is the long - drawn out - version of the yard sale haggle. Both parties want it done at the least expense for the greatest gain.


    BTW, I envy you your countries' beauty, lack of population and strong leaders who seem to have their heads on straight. But not your winters...Rom
    18 Jul 2014, 11:26 PM Reply Like
  • Marek
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    Obama will never approve Keystone, so Canadian oil will not get to market that way. And without TMP, Canada will not sell its extra shale oil. KMP will survive. Canada will shoot itself in the foot. Maybe it is Canada's way of saying it is tired of being a sovereign nation and wants to be a US state. Instead of shoot themselves in the foot, why not just ask to be a state and be done with it?
    19 Jul 2014, 02:42 AM Reply Like
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    The thing I love about Canada is that it not part of the US. Just crossing the border you feel cleaner. Besides they are socialist minded and the republicans wont have that. The other thing about statehood once your in, as in the mafia, you can only go out feet first. Why not take over Mexico? We can reduce the size of the southern border then.
    19 Jul 2014, 03:39 AM Reply Like
  • rado403
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    All the way to Panama?- Wow that would be a reduction.
    19 Jul 2014, 09:40 AM Reply Like
  • Big Dawg
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    As we know that ocean tankers needed to become double walled for safe transportation of oil, I am sure that the technology is there for safe pipelines, including pipe camera surveillance, double wall construction, redundant checks and balances to ensure safe transmission, etc. Rail transport is hazardous, with no oversight as to oil tanker construction, and has had more accidents in a couple of years than the entire lifetime of KMI's pipeline issues. Wake up Canada and build it. Also put a spur under Obama-lite, our pseudo environmentalist who says we must be oil independent, self sufficient, but nary one drop of oil should touch our pristine prairies from North Dakota to Louisiana, thus no pipeline is being built in USA.
    19 Jul 2014, 09:57 AM Reply Like
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