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Energy Connections Canada Applauds Completion of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Energy Connections Canada (ECC) congratulates Trans Mountain Corporation on completing the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

Responsible Pipeline Development that Benefits Communities and Canadians

Calgary, May 10, 2024—Energy Connections Canada (ECC), the association of Canada’s pipeline owners and supporting industries, congratulates Trans Mountain Corporation on completing the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

ECC Chair Ziad Saad notes, “The Trans Mountain Expansion Project has indeed brought remarkable benefits for its partner communities, as it had promised. The Expansion Project is a clear example of responsible pipeline development in Canada. We congratulate Trans Mountain’s employees, their contractors and their communities for this important accomplishment.

Saad adds, “Canadians directly benefit by improved market access and energy industry growth through employment, royalties and taxes, which in turn supports Canadian public services.”

Trans Mountain Expansion Project Benefits by the Numbers (www.transmountain.com)

Employment

  • Trans Mountain and its contractors have hired approximately 36,917 people, of whom;
  • 3,662 are Indigenous people,
  • 16,476 residents of Alberta; and
  • 15,956 are residents of British Columbia.

Community Benefits

  • +$52 million in annual property taxes, landowner right-of-way compensation and local economic development opportunities created by the construction and operation of the pipeline.
  • +$16 million donated to community legacy projects such as trails and recreational infrastructure improvements.

Infrastructure Investments

  • More than $5 million donated into local infrastructure improvements such as sewer and water upgrades in Clearwater, B.C. and sewer, water and road upgrades in Valemount, B.C.
  • $400,000 to the City of Abbotsford to increase rural water access.

Environmental and Marine Safety Investments

  • Up to $1 billion provided over 20 years to a newly created BC Clean Communities Program to be accessed by communities for local projects across the province.
  • More than $6 million into initiatives like the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program and the Pacific Salmon Foundation – which includes a $3 million commitment for multi-year programs to protect wild salmon. This funding is above and beyond the commitments the federal government has made through the Oceans Protection Plan.
  • More than $150 million in funding for Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) that will result in six new response bases, 44 vessels, new equipment and more than 100 new response personnel positioned along the commercial shipping lanes. This is the largest-ever expansion of spill response personnel and equipment on the South Coast and will double WCMRC’s response capacity in the region.

Education Investments

  • More than $1.2 million in signed agreements with Thompson Rivers University, Camosun College and the Coquitlam Foundation for annual awards and scholarships.


For media enquiries, contact:

Evan Bahry, Executive Director
(403) 669-8664
[email protected]

Energy Connections Canada (ECC) harnesses the collective wisdom and energy of all aspects of the energy transmission chain. ECC members work together to share ideas, develop solutions, promote research and advocate to advance safety, reliability, efficiency, technology, and environmental protection.

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