VANCOUVER, Jan. 8, 2015 /CNW/ – Canada’s energy workers’ union will be available to comment following the release of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) decision about tolls on Kinder Morgan’s existing Trans Mountain Pipeline. The decision will be announced at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
The NEB began a review of the process of apportionment for oil drawn from the pipeline in October 2013.
In evidence submitted to the NEB, Unifor demonstrated that larger American refineries bid for vastly more oil than they need. This over-subscription to the pipeline squeezes out smaller refineries, who then may need to buy oil from the over-subscribed firms at inflated prices.
Unifor argued that the current process threatens Canadian jobs at the Chevron refinery in Burnaby, which supplies between 30–40 per cent of the petroleum products in BC’s Lower Mainland.
Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
For further information: Please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or Ian.Boyko@Unifor.org