Controversial YVR jet fuel pipeline heading to Richmond council

Global News

A controversial pipeline that would transport jet fuel to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is one step closer to construction.

The proposed line would run from the south arm of the Fraser River across the city to the airport on Sea Island. The finished project would include a marine terminal on the Fraser, 15 kilometres of pipeline and a tank farm with six tanks and a capacity of 80 million litres.

A number of those tanks are already under construction or in place.

Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie told Global News that the city is expecting the consortium of airlines backing the project to bring applications for three key pieces of paperwork to municipal lawmakers soon.

“All those three documents, the development permit, the access agreement, the servicing agreement, that has to go to city council,” he said.

“The development permit has been approved by the development permit panel, but it still has to go to city council for approval.” …

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