Tankage at Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Mountain storage farm will have to be increased as it works to expand the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline.
The pipeline transports oil from Alberta to the Westridge Marine Terminal and the Burnaby storage facility where tankers then fill up with crude.
The tank farm currently consists of 13 tanks with a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels. It handles mostly crude but also petrol additives.
Kinder Morgan says it expects the Burnaby Mountain facility will need to be doubled in capacity.
It has not yet been revealed what size tanks will be installed and their placement within the existing tank farm. That will be decided following engineering design and consultation.
Kinder Morgan is expanding its Trans Mountain Pipeline system between Edmonton in Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia.