Fight over future of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project continues


Calvin To reports on the ongoing Kinder Morgan dispute.

On Tuesday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced that Alberta is prepared to buy the entire Trans Mountain project if that is what it takes to get it completed.

Notley called on Ottawa to be willing to invest as well, tweeting, “It’s time the federal government come in and act like the federal government.”

She has previously announced her intention to bring forth legislation that would allow Alberta to restrict the flow of product to B.C. – a move experts say could have dramatic consequences.

“It’s likely you would see a significant increase in prices,” said Gasbuddy’s Senior Petroleum Analyst Dan McTeague. “You wouldn’t be far behind British Columbia’s Vancouver Lower

Meanwhile, B.C. Premier John Horgan accused Kinder Morgan of trying to dial up the crisis and said he wants the matter to be settled through the courts.

“I’m always concerned when a jurisdiction to our east decides that they’re going to take provocative action,” Horgan said.

In Ottawa, a rare emergency cabinet meeting was held during a two-week break in the House of Commons, but there were no details on what actions the government intends to take.

With files from The Canadian Press

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