Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson said: “Creation of a process that is open, fair and provides certainty for all parties is good news and is an important component of the assurances we need for the successful execution of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.”

Kinder Morgan is committed to continuing to work with local authorities in good faith and will be reviewing the decision in more detail.

The NEB and the Government of Canada considered timing and schedule in their determination that the Project is in the public’s interest. Timely execution of the Project is necessary for Trans Mountain to provide the needed transportation capacity to access global oil markets and maximize related economic benefits to all Canadians including local, regional and Aboriginal communities.