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Oil and Gas Businesses in British Columbia

The first pipeline from Edmonton to the Burnaby oil refinery was built in 1953. This pipeline, entitled "Trans Mountain Pipeline," among other pipes that unite B.C.'s oil fields with Alberta's, provided an opportunity for the province to start a small, but thriving oil industry.

On June 18, 2019, to increase the number of oil imports, the Government of Canada approved the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. This project involves creating a pipeline system with the nominal capacity of the system going from approximately 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 barrels.

Learn more about British Columbia Oil Imports in our article.