The City of Burnaby, where a Trans Mountain terminal is located, has long opposed the pipeline expansion project . It would significantly increase tanker traffic in municipal waters.
The Trans Mountain Pipeline is Canada's only oil pipeline to the West Coast and its expansion will increase its capacity to 890,000 barrels of oil per day, up from 300,000 barrels per day. currently updated.
Construction is more than 98% complete, but has been affected by years of delays due to the presence of hard rock and difficult terrain and cost overruns.
The latest estimated cost of the project is $30.9 billion, according to the site company's website, up from an estimate of $7.4 billion in 2017.