Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project: Regulatory Requirements and Technical Analysis

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Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion: Regulatory Requirements and Technical Analysis
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Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 5 2.0 Shipping 5 2.1 Spills risk 6 2.2 Spills response 7 2.3 Spills recovery 8 3.0 Pipeline safety and integrity 9 3.1 Risk analysis 10 3.2 Spill preparedness and response 10 4.0 Greenhouse gas emissions 11 4.1 Implications of pipeline expansion 12 4.2 Alternatives and its effects 13 5.0 Conclusion 13

There is high rate of increase in the world’s demand for energy to run its various development projects. However, the most popular source of the needed energy is oil and petroleum products. To respond to this dire need for energy, Trans Mountain company
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1.0 Introduction
Trans Mountain Pipeline Company is owned and operated by Kinder Morgan Canada Inc. It has been operating in Canada for over sixty years supplying British Columbia and United States of America. Currently, it deals in a wide range of crude oil products. In 2013, the Trans Mountain Company unveiled a massive 12 billion pipeline expansion project. The proposed Trans Mountain Expansion will go along the existing route that begins from Burnaby to Edmonton (Morgan, 2013). The company is taking this step in liaison with the government to meet the increasing production and refinery by western Canadian producers and West Coast refiners respectively. However, this huge project has many risks and environmental implications that must be comprehensively assessed and evaluated before it commences. From the point of production, transportation, storage and consumption, there are numerous disasters that crude oil and petroleum product pose to both human beings and the environment (Morgan, 2013).
The objectives of this research report based on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are to provide a detailed overview of the technical issues that may hinder approval. Before any project is initiated, a thorough risk assessment is inevitable. As a requirement, there is comprehensive risk assessment guideline that a company must adhere to before it commences its operations. As for the

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