Completed in 2008, Trans Mountain’s award-winning Anchor Loop project involved installing a second pipeline next to the existing Trans Mountain pipeline — a 158-kilometre section of the existing Trans Mountain system between Hinton, Alberta and Hargreaves, BC, just west of Mount Robson Provincial Park. This included twinning a portion of the pipeline system crossing Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park, both designated part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks, a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. The project also installed two new pump stations, the Wolf Pump Station near Niton Junction, Alberta, and the Chappel Pump Station near Pyramid, BC.

Anchor Loop project planning and permitting began in 2004. It included a robust engagement program that consulted with local stakeholders, environmental groups, Aboriginal Peoples and other interested parties. Given the sensitive environmental considerations, a rigorous environmental assessment (EA) process that met or exceeded the stringent environmental standards.

Project construction wrapped up in 2008, increasing the capacity of the pipeline system from 260,000 to 300,000 barrels per day (bpd).Once the new pipeline was activated, attention turned to continuing the pipeline’s right-of-way (ROW) restoration program. In 2009, several major restoration activities helped ensure a positive project legacy in both Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park.

Some of the legacy benefits of the Anchor Loop project include:

  • Detailed mapping of the parks
  • 超过30个环境和社会经济技术报告,包括广泛的野生动物物种研究,增强了公园的知识库,包括有关鸟迁徙的新信息
  • 温室为随后捐赠给亨顿群岛园的地区的土着植物
  • Rebuilt roads and bridges
  • Trans Mountain Legacy Fund that supports projects that improve the ecological health of Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park

In 2010, the Alberta Emerald Foundation presented Kinder Morgan Canada with its prestigious Emerald Award. Each year, Emerald Awards “recognize and reward the excellent environmental initiatives undertaken each year by large and small corporations, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups and governments."