ARCHIVED – Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC - Expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline System Part IV Tolling Application - RH-001-2012

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Project Information

Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain), which is operated by Kinder Morgan Canada and owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., filed an application on 29 June 2012, for approval of the toll methodology that would be implemented on the proposed Trans Mountain expanded system, if the system is eventually expanded.

In assessing a proposed toll methodology, the Board considers whether the resulting tolls would be just and reasonable, and not unjustly discriminatory to any shippers. To determine these things, the Board considers all relevant factors specific to each application.

A tolling methodology application under Part IV (Traffic, Tolls and Tariffs) of the NEB Act does not require that the Board hold a public hearing but the Board may convene one if it deems it appropriate.

In this tolling methodology application, Trans Mountain is not seeking Board approval for its facilities expansion at this time and Trans Mountain has not filed a facilities expansion application with the Board.

If Trans Mountain submits a facilities application, the assessment process for that application would be determined at that time. In assessing an application for a certificate filed under Part III of the NEB Act - Construction and Operation of Pipelines - the Board is to consider matters that appear to it to be directly related to the pipeline and to be relevant and will generally include factors such as:

  • the need for the proposed facilities;
  • the availability of supply and the existence of markets;
  • the economic feasibility of the proposed facilities;
  • the financial responsibility and financial structure of the applicant;
  • the potential environmental effects of the proposed facilities;
  • engineering issues to assess whether the pipeline can be designed, constructed and operated in a safe manner; and
  • any other public interest that may be affected by the issuance or the dismissal of the application.

A facilities application under section 52 of the NEB Act must involve a public hearing and may include participant funding.

For more information, please view the Trans Mountain Expansion Part IV application FAQ document.

Hearing Date and Location

The Board conducted a public hearing process from February 12-21, 2013 in the Board’s Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, 444 - Seventh Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta.

News Releases

  • 2013-05-16
    NEB Approves Trans Mountain Toll Methodology for Proposed Expanded System
  • 2012-09-25
    NEB announces hearing for Trans Mountain Part IV application

Regulatory Documents

Contact Information

Process Advisor
Canada Energy Regulator
Telephone: 403-292-4800
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

Christine Beauchemin

Canada Energy Regulator
Telephone: 403-292-6489
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

Media Relations Team
Canada Energy Regulator
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

Applicant's Websites

  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
  • Trans Mountain
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