Trans Mountain pipeline is still days away from restarting its 300,000-b/d system at reduced capacity. Heavy rains over the weekend impacted air and ground access and caused substantial accumulation of water in some areas where work is under way.
Once restarted, shipment of oil and refined products currently in the line will continue to delivery points at Kamloops, Sumas, and Burnaby, BC.
Assessments of the impacts of the latest storm were under way Nov. 29, 2021, with a focus on the Coldwater and Coquihalla regions. Early reports indicate much of the work to protect worksites held up well, but crews continue to reinforce berms and improve ground access.
Trans Mountain shut the pipeline as a safety measure in advance of severe weather (OGJ Online, Nov. 24, 2021).