Canada’s 300,000-b/d Trans Mountain pipeline has returned to normal operating pressure following its Dec. 5, 2021, restart. The restart followed a 21-day precautionary shutdown following heavy rains and flooding in British Columbia and Washington state (OGJ Online, Dec. 17, 2021).
Starting in mid-December, crews focused on coating repairs in preparation for backfilling exposed areas, berm fortification, and planning to return to full capacity. Trans Mountain will continue with these emergency works throughout the winter period to fortify the pipeline right-of-way in preparation for spring runoff.
Work has focused on reinstatement of sites impacted by heavy rains and flooding in the regions north of Hope and south of Merritt, BC, the Canadian government said.
Trans Mountain delivers crude oil and gasoline to Kamloops and Burnaby, BC, and Washington state.