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Trans Mountain pipeline starts again after three-week shutdown during storms

Trans Mountain pipeline restarts after three-week shutdown during B.C. storms

Key Takeaway:

  • The Trans Mountain pipeline has started after a 3-week precautionary shutdown during storms that battered southern B.C., causing extensive flooding and landslides.
  • The B.C. government had asked people to limit their fuel cost to 30 liters per visit to a gas station until December.14 in response to the shutdown.

The Trans Mountain pipeline has started a 3-week precautionary shutdown during storms that battered southern B.C., causing extensive flooding and landslides.

The Trans Mountain pipeline has started after a 3-week precautionary shutdown during storms. Image: boereport

Trans Mountain Corp. stated that the pipeline was again started on Sunday. The repairs and assessments were done.

It says a few of that work includes the construction of “protective earthworks” after flooding exposed sections of the 1,150-km pipeline that contains 300,000 barrels per day of petroleum products from Alberta to B.C.

Trans Mountain, a federal Crown corporation, stated it’s monitoring the pipeline on the ground, by air, and through its control center after the restart.

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It says additional work will include the “armoring of riverbanks” and adding a ground cover or relocating pipeline sections in the coming weeks.

The B.C. government had asked people to limit their fuel cost to 30 liters per visit to a gas station until December. 14 in response to the shutdown. There’s no immediate word on when the order will be raised.

Trans Mountain is the pipeline in North America that carries oil and refined goods, and the shutdown was the biggest in its history.

Source- CTV News

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