Trans Mountain is optimistic it can restart its 300,000-b/d crude oil pipeline, in some capacity, by the end of the week if all planning and work continues to progress and no further issues are assessed. The pipeline remains out of service following a voluntary, precautionary shutdown on Nov. 14, 2021, in anticipation of heavy rainfall and extreme weather conditions in British Columbia. Crews are nearing completion of ground evaluations of the pipeline in the Coquihalla and Coldwater regions. Much of the work to redivert watercourses where flooding resulted in water flows on the right-of-way has been completed, Trans Mountain said, with what it describes as a critical temporary bridge also nearing completion. Trans Mountain has set up seven staging areas in the most affected areas, including two dedicated to helicopter operations, to act as bases for equipment and resources. The company said its response includes more than 400 people, […]