03. Kinder Morgan



In 2013, the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion was approved by the National Energy Board. The project expansion would have run parallel to the existing pipeline, however the capacity would have increased from 300,000 barrels a day to 890,000.

The Trans Mountain Pipeline created controversy and protests between competing sides. First Nation's groups and environmentalists disputed the potential environmental impact of the expansion. On August 2018, on the same day of the Kinder Morgan approved sale, the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the approval of the pipeline expansion due to insufficient consultation with First Nation groups and impact on the environment.