The future of the Kinder Morgan pipeline in BC could be up in the air, and Saskatchewan’s premier says losing the pipeline would have major impacts to Saskatchewan.
After BC’s recent provincial election, the Liberal party won, but fell one seat short of a majority. On Monday, the Green Party and NDP announced a partnership that could see the formation of a minority NDP government, and they have an anti-pipeline stance.
Premier Brad Wall says he has “grave concerns” for the future of pipelines in BC. He says Regina-based Evraz has the steel contract for the Kinder Morgan pipeline, and if that project were to be cancelled, as many as 900 steelworkers could have their jobs negatively affected.
Wall says oil has covered a portion of equalization payments, so it is critical to get oil to tide waters and market, but he says it doesn’t appear that the potential new government is offering that generosity.