• 8 minutes U.S. Shale Oil Debt: Deep the Denial
  • 13 minutes WTI @ $75.75, headed for $64 - 67
  • 16 minutes Trump vs. MbS
  • 12 hours Dyson Will Build Its Electric Cars in Singapore
  • 7 hours Despite pressure about Khashoggi's Murder: Saudi Arabia Reassures On Oil Supply, Says Will Meet Demand
  • 2 hours Iraq war and Possible Lies
  • 3 hours Why I Think Natural Gas is the Logical Future of Energy
  • 3 hours How Long Until We Have Working Nuclear Fusion Reactor?
  • 9 hours The Balkans Are Coming Apart at the Seams Again
  • 5 hours Can “Renewables” Dent the World’s need for Electricity?
  • 11 hours China Opens Longest Mega-Bridge Linking Hong Kong to Mainland
  • 7 hours Satellite Moons to Replace Streetlamps?!
  • 4 mins The Touching Story of a First Nation that Sued Trans Mountain
  • 10 hours These are the world’s most competitive economies: US No. 1
  • 7 hours World to Install Over One Trillion Watts of Clean Energy by 2023
  • 14 hours Aramco to Become Major Player in LNG?
  • 1 hour Nuclear Pact/Cold War: Moscow Wants U.S. To Explain Planned Exit From Arms Treaty
Alt Text

Oil Markets Take A Bearish Turn

Oil markets appear to have…

Alt Text

Is There Too Much Light Crude On The Market?

Light crude typically sells at…

Tsvetana Paraskova

Tsvetana Paraskova

Tsvetana is a writer for the U.S.-based Divergente LLC consulting firm with over a decade of experience writing for news outlets such as iNVEZZ and…

More Info

Trending Discussions

Canada To Buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The Government of Canada has reached an agreement with Kinder Morgan to buy the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and related pipeline and terminal assets for US$3.5 billion (C$4.5 billion), as the federal government stepped in to save the project after British Columbia’s fierce opposition to the project was threatening to derail it.

Kinder Morgan last month gave Ottawa an ultimatum: Chairman Steve Kean said the company would suspend all work on the expansion project entirely if the legal issues surrounding it cannot be resolved by May 31, adding that it would not continue risking shareholder funds on the project unless the clouds over it clear.

Both the federal government and the provincial government of Alberta, which would be the main beneficiary of the expansion, have made it abundantly clear they are behind the project, and yet neither has managed to budge B.C.’s government, even with the threat—by Alberta—to turn the current oil tap off.

Prime Minister Trudeau has said the Trans Mountain expansion is vitally important for Canada, a project of strategic interest and a major job creator. Currently, he said yesterday, Canada is losing US$11.56 billion (C$15 billion) annually because of the pipeline constraint.

The transaction on which the federal government and Kinder Morgan agreed upon on Tuesday is expected to close in August 2018.

“It is not, however, the intention of the Government of Canada to be a long-term owner of this project. At the appropriate time, Canada will work with investors to transfer the project and related assets to a new owner or owners, in a way that ensures the project’s construction and operation will proceed in a manner that protects the public interest,” the government said on Tuesday. Related: Russia Just Won Big In The European Gas War

Kinder Morgan Canada and the Canadian government have agreed to work to seek a third party buyer for the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the expansion project (TMEP) through July 22, 2018, Kinder Morgan Canada said.

“As part of the agreement, the Government of Canada has agreed to fund the resumption of TMEP planning and construction work by guaranteeing TMEP’s expenditures under a separate Federal Government recourse credit facility until the transaction closes,” Kinder Morgan said.

“Today’s agreement will help advance Canada as an energy leader, as a place where good projects get built. This is yet another step in building an energy future with Canadians where the environment and economy go hand-in-hand,” Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, said.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:




Back to homepage

Trending Discussions


Leave a comment
  • Daniel Rankin on May 29 2018 said:
    This is looking like another 407ETR type deal where once again the common Canadian tax payer is going to bear the burden through higher taxes to protect other interests. (and even after we paid for the project we pay through the nose to use it!) In my opinion, since the NDP BC government put a halt on the pipeline expansion project, they should pay the bill for purchasing the project....and further pay the rest of Canada equalization payments when the BC government will surely be the first to line up with their hands out to take the monetary benefits.

Leave a comment




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News