Move oil out of Burrard Inlet
Some of us do not like a greatly expanded oil tank farm high on the slopes of Burnaby Mountain and with a gravity feed into Burrard Inlet.
Some may recall that former B.C. Premier Bill Vander Zalm, in his heyday, proposed a plan to combine our refineries, to get them out of Burrard inlet and have a more efficient single refinery operation.
Let’s bring that idea forward again to solve a huge problem for Greater Vancouver.
1. Relocate Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Terminal to Roberts Bank where it belongs.
2. Relocate the Kinder Morgan tank farm to the suggested new refinery site and include a earthquake-proof enclosure for all facilities.
3. Chevron could build a new, larger refinery at this site—maybe a joint operation with another interested refiner?
4. Find a suitable site for combined facilities—a much better option than leaving that oil tanker traffic and loading facility in Burrard Inlet.
The benefits are that this would reduce the risk of a heavy oil spill in Burrard Inlet and local beaches.