A major decision on the controversial 890,000 barrel per day Kinder Morgan pipeline is expected this morning.
The Globe and Mail reports, "Federal officials were locked in negotiations with Kinder Morgan late Monday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepared to meet with cabinet ahead of the company’s fast-approaching [May 31] deadline to decide the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion."
The Canadian Press adds that there appears to be three options on the table:
1- "the government buying and building the expansion, then selling it once it’s complete"
2- "buying it on an interim basis, then selling it to investors and leaving them to handle the construction"
3- "leaving original project architect Kinder Morgan to handle construction, but covering any cost overruns incurred as a result of political interference"