The Trans Mountain Pipeline has been restarted “safely,” the company said, after a three-week hiatus due to safety risks posed by widespread flooding in British Columbia.
On Sunday, Trans Mountain confirmed that it has completed “all evaluations, repairs and construction of protective earthworks” necessary to reopen the taps.
“As part of this process, Trans Mountain will monitor the line on the ground, over the air and through our technology systems operated by our control center.” he said on his website.
Gas supply in BC: Trans Mountain Pipeline plans to restart on Sunday
The pipeline was closed as a precautionary measure on November 14, amid record rains that caused catastrophic flooding and landslides in southern British Columbia.
It was the first of four major storms to hit the province last month.
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Trans Mountain said Saturday there is no evidence of “serious damage” to the pipeline, or the release of any products as a result of the extreme weather.
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The 1,150-kilometer Trans Mountain Pipeline sends approximately 300,000 barrels of oil per day to terminals in British Columbia from Edmonton. It also supplies fuel to Washington.
With the pipeline closed, the British Columbia government issued an emergency order on November 19 limiting consumers in parts of the province affected by the storm to 30 liters of gasoline in a single fill.
On November 29, he extended the gasoline rationing until December 14. Fuel conservation measures apply to residents of the Lower Continent up to Hope, Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast, Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.
Essential vehicles remain exempt.
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