Regional tensions flare over fate of Canada pipeline project

31 May 2017   Canada

FILE PHOTO — Dump trucks are parked near crude oil tanks at Kinder Morgan’s North 40 terminal expansion construction project in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo Canada’s energy-rich province of Alberta on Tuesday warned its neighbor not to block a Kinder Morgan Inc ( KMI.N ) pipeline project, ratcheting up political tension that helped undermine the stock market debut of the firm’s Canadian unit. Kinder Morgan plans to more than double the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific province of British Columbia, where two political parties which oppose the project on Monday struck a deal to take power. British Columbia Greens and New Democrats – seeking to unseat Liberal premier Christy Clark – will unveil details of their plans for Trans Mountain at 2 p.m. Pacific (2100 GMT) on Tuesday. The project would increase Pacific exports of […]

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