Pipeline CEO wants to improve “non-existent” relations with City of Burnaby

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

The head of Kinder Morgan Canada says he wants to thaw the firm’s relationships with the city of Burnaby as it looks ahead to a new hearing schedule and new route for its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline.

President Ian Anderson admits the relationship is “toxic,” but hopes the company won’t have to go the National Energy Board to get approval for a tunnel route through Burnaby Mountain.

“We are going to the city formally, really out of respect for the fact that it is city land. And, so we will approach them, but we will see how those decisions get made.”

He says the communication between the two now is “non-existent.”

Anderson says tunneling will help avoid construction through Burnaby neighbourhoods.

Earlier this week, the NEB announced it is delaying its decision on the pipeline until 2016 because of Kinder Morgan’s plans for the tunnel route. The project opponents hailed this as a victory.

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  1. “The head of Kinder Morgan Canada says he wants to thaw the firm’s relationships with the city of Burnaby as it looks ahead to a new hearing schedule and new route for its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline.”

    Perhaps the city of Burnaby would be better served by Kinder taking a hike.

  2. Good luck to anyone who thinks they can have any negotiations with Burnaby as long as their current Mayor is involved.Given that he has publicly stated that his opposition to this pipeline is irreversible,and he wears his hostility to it on his sleeve,it’s fair to say that he isn’t the slight bit interested in even talking about a better relationship with anyone who doesn’t agree with him.
    It’s his way or the highway.He has said that himself.Case closed.Talks are over.There is no communications with Burnaby because the Mayor doesn’t want them.

  3. Now is this the same Kinder Morgan who’s CEO said/stated an oil spill would be a net-win for the Canadian economy???? And we know it is…(.but what he didn’t say was it would also be disaster to the environment and the eco system). Just how they can expect to be taken seriously or trusted after that is beyond realty

  4. KM seems to have come to its senses and now seemingly understands that it cannot simply designate a pipeline route which takes into account its own corporate interests only. But the change in attitude only occurred when it realized that the City of Burnaby owns the land where it wanted to locate its pipeline.

    A costly mistake that set the project back by at least 6 months.

  5. Corrigan like Moonbeam is a far-left loon . . . when they finish taxing all of their business and industries out of their cities . . . who will pick up the slack ?
    Why the clueless citizens who keep electing these folks.
    The Kinder Morgan pipeline has run through Burnaby for over 60 years . . . without incident, except for a clueless municipal employee with a back-hoe who dug up the pipeline.
    KM could use the existing route which they already own . . . but they want to drill through a mountain to avoid the suburbs . . . and this nutty mayor is against that?

    The myopic socialists are destroying cities and countries all over the planet . . . and these folks keep getting re-elected?

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