The company said in a statement on Saturday that it plans to restart the pipeline on Sunday, December 5, after the precautionary shutdown.
“During the shutdown period, the pipeline remained safely in a static state and there was no indication of a product release or serious damage to the pipe,” the company said.
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The pipeline has been closed since November 14, when the first of three atmospheric rivers hit the province.
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According to the company, Trans Mountain has completed “pipeline integrity surveys and geotechnical assessments of the surrounding landscape” to ensure it is ready to restart. He expects all assessments and repairs to be completed by Sunday, and plans have been developed and shared with Canada’s energy regulator.
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Trans Mountain pipeline closed due to heavy rains and flooding in British Columbia
Trans Mountain plans to restart the pipeline during daylight hours Sunday. It will be monitored by teams in the field and by technological systems.
The province still does not know when gasoline rationing in British Columbia will end.
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