Longest Trans Mountain closure in 70-year history Crude supplies reopened to Vancouver region, Pacific Northwest The Trans Mountain crude oil and products pipeline in Western Canada restarted Dec. 5 after a three-week shutdown from record rainfall that triggered severe flooding and landslides in British Columbia, resulting in the longest closure in the pipeline’s nearly 70-year history.

The 330,000 b/d pipeline, which transports more than 300,000 b/d of crude and roughly 25,000 b/d of refined products, is again supplying oil to the Vancouver region and to refineries in the US Pacific Northwest, Trans Mountain said. The plan originally was to resume partial service by Nov. 26, but Trans Mountain officials said the outage would last until earlier December because of necessary repairs and additional inclement weather. The combination of the pipeline closure and since-resolved rail […]