Kamloops This Week
The National Energy Board (NEB) hearing panel for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline-expansion project — which would see the pipeline twinned through Kamloops — is postponing oral summary arguments, previously scheduled in Calgary on Aug. 24 and in Burnaby from Sept. 9 to Sept. 30.
Kinder Morgan has filed the direct written evidence prepared by Steven Kelly and IHS Global Canada Limited in support of its application for NEB approval of the project.
However, Kelly has since been appointed to the NEB, an appointment that takes effect on Oct. 13.
The hearing panel has decided to strike the evidence prepared by Kelly from the hearing record. A copy of the hearing panel’s decision letter is available online.
The hearing panel has directed Kinder Morgan to provide a list identifying all evidence prepared by Kelly and to tell the NEB whether it plans to replace this evidence.
The hearing panel address the next steps in the project hearing after receiving and considering all information and requested comments as outlined in the decision letter.
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest