Kinder Morgan expanding its Edmonton oil hub, again

EDMONTON – Less than a year after announcing an expansion to its Strathcona County tank storage capacity by 3.6 million barrels, U.S.-based Kinder Morgan Energy said its Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals division will add a further 1.2 million barrels of capacity to the site.

The firm said Wednesday it has entered into long-term contracts to support the construction of the additional 1.2 million barrels of merchant storage capacity at Trans Mountain pipeline’s Edmonton terminal. The tank farm is adjacent to the Suncor refinery and just east of Imperial’s refinery on Edmonton’s eastern outskirts. Construction is expected to start this spring with completion in late 2014.

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