The government of Canada has approved a pipeline project Trans Mountain

Власти Канады одобрили проект нефтепровода Trans Mountain

The government of Canada approved the plan of the company Kinder Morgan to increase the capacity of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline is almost three times, however, rejected the Northern Gateway project the Enbridge Corporation, reported the associated Press.

In may, the national energosovet of Canada approved the plan of the company Kinder Morgan to increase the capacity of Trans Mountain pipeline connecting deposits of heavy oil in Alberta with the West coast of the country, with 300 thousand barrels per day to 890 thousand barrels.

The regulator has recommended approval of the project worth more than 5 billion us dollars subject to 157 conditions and comments. The beginning of works is planned for 2017, the first delivery in December 2019. It is planned to build nearly a thousand kilometers of new pipeline and expand an existing marine terminal.

In July court of Canada quashed the previous permission of the government for the construction company Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline with a capacity of 525 thousand barrels of oil per day to the Pacific coast of the country, which will allow to deliver raw materials to Asia. As stated by the court, the authorities had not fulfilled legal obligations for consultation regarding the impact of the project on the indigenous inhabitants of the country.

Canada is the largest supplier of oil to the US in 2015 it has increased its share in the total volume imported in the neighboring country of oil to 43%, or 3.2 million barrels per day. Meanwhile, the government is seeking to diversify its markets for oil, especially after the U.S. ban on the construction of export oil pipeline from Canada Keystone. According to analysts IHS Energy, extraction of oil from oil Sands in Canada to 2025 will grow by 42 percent to 3.4 million barrels per day.