Regina steel plant to supply 75% of Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion

Kinder Morgan says it plans to buy more than 75 per cent of the pipe it needs for its Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion from a steelmaking factory in Regina.

It says it has an agreement to purchase about 250,000 tonnes of pipe, equivalent to 800 kilometres of pipeline, from EVRAZ North America.

The deal is contingent upon Kinder Morgan’s final investment decision on its $7.4-billion project to triple capacity of its 1,150-kilometre Trans Mountain oil conduit from the Edmonton area to Burnaby, B.C.

Kinder Morgan says it must finalize financing before proceeding, with construction expected to begin this fall and completion in late 2019.