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Replacement pipe is stored near crude oil storage tanks at Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline terminal in Kamloops, B.C. (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS)
Replacement pipe is stored near crude oil storage tanks at Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline terminal in Kamloops, B.C. (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS)

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion key to growing crude market Add to ...

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Ottawa’s approval of Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain expansion gives Canada’s oil industry a chance to do what it has long hoped for – sell crude to customers beyond the United States.

Although there is still much uncertainty about whether opposition to the project will delay the twinning of the Trans Mountain line, industry analysts insist this type of new pipeline capacity to an ocean coast is critical.

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