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									   TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPE LINE COMPANY LTD.{PRIVATE }
1333 WEST BROADWAY, SUITE 900,
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
V6H 4C2
TELEPHONE (604) 739-5249
FAX (604) 739-5299
TELEX 04-54301

R.D. VERGETTE
VICE PRESIDENT
OPERATIONS

August 1, 1996

Via Courier

Ms. Sue Kirby
Senior Director
Voluntary Challenge and Registry Program
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street, 19C4
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0E4

Dear Ms. Kirby:

RE:    TRANS MOUNTAIN 1995 ACTION PLAN REPORT

I am pleased to enclose one copy of our Action Plan Report for 1995 submitted under the Voluntary
Challenge and Registry Program. The enclosed report is a follow up to our Preliminary Action Plan
submitted to you in September 1995.

If you should have any questions about the report, please call Mr. Gary R. Miller, Manager,
Environmental Services at 604-739-5252.

Yours very truly,



R.D. Vergette

RDV/jy
Encl.
                       VOLUNTARY CLIMATE CHANGE
                          CHALLENGE PROGRAM

                                        ACTION PLAN

                                        AUGUST, 1996




Trans Mountain Pipe Line Company Ltd.
       NATIONAL VOLUNTARY CHALLENGE AND REGISTRY ON CLIMATE CHANGE


                                        ACTION PLAN - 1996
                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS

Company Profile

Company Commitment

Summary

1.0     Greenhouse Gas Emissions
        1.1 Company Facilities
              1.1.1 Evaporative Losses from Tankage
              1.1.2 Evaporative Losses from Loading Vessels
              1.1.3 Emissions from Fleet Vehicles
              1.1.4 Emissions from Space Heating
        1.2   Electric Power Consumption

2.0     Greenhouse Gas Reduction Measures
        2.1   Company Facilities
              2.1.1 Tankage
              2.1.2 Vessel Loading
              2.1.3 Vehicles
              2.1.4 Space Heating

        2.2     Electric Power Consumption
                2.2.1 Energy Efficiency Program
                2.2.2 Drag Reducing Agents
                2.2.3 Pump Drivers

        2.3     Offsets




Trans Mountain Pipe Line Company Ltd.
       NATIONAL VOLUNTARY CHALLENGE AND REGISTRY ON CLIMATE CHANGE


COMPANY PROFILE
Trans Mountain Pipe Line Company Ltd. (Trans Mountain) owns and operates a 1146 km pipeline for
the transport of crude oil, refined products, other refinery feedstocks and methyl tertiary butyl ether (an
oxygenate additive for gasoline) between Alberta and British Columbia. The pipeline system originates
near Edmonton, Alberta and terminates at a tank farm and marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C. The liquid
petroleum pipeline has been in operation since 1953.

The Company also owns and operates a marine terminal at Westridge in Burnaby, B.C. where crude oil
is loaded aboard ocean-going vessels and jet fuel is off loaded and stored. Shipments of crude oil from
Westridge dock commenced in 1956.

Trans Mountain Enterprises of British Columbia Limited, another wholly owned subsidiary owns and
operates a pipeline which transports jet fuel to Vancouver International Airport from Westridge Marine
Terminal and from refineries and distribution terminals in the Burnaby area. The jet fuel pipeline system
has been in operation since 1970.

Trans Mountain is a member of the BC Gas Group of Companies. BC Gas is a publicly traded integrated
energy company in Vancouver, B.C.




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       NATIONAL VOLUNTARY CHALLENGE AND REGISTRY ON CLIMATE CHANGE


COMPANY COMMITMENT
Trans Mountain has agreed to participate in the Canadian Voluntary Climate Change Challenge
Program and Registry. The President of Trans Mountain responded directly to the federal government
by way of a letter of commitment to participate in September of 1994. As a member of the Canadian
Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), Trans Mountain also intends to support the Memorandum of
Understanding on the Voluntary Challenge Program which was signed by CEPA and Natural Resources
Canada in May of 1995.

This report provides an update for the direct and indirect sources and magnitude (where available) of
greenhouse gas emissions arising from Trans Mountain facilities in 1995 as well as measures that the
Company has and intends to take to reduce these emissions.

A Preliminary Action Plan for the period 1990 - 1994 was filed with the federal government in
September, 1995.

We invite you to provide us with your ideas, comments and suggestions. Please contact:

        Gary R. Miller
        Manager, Environmental Services
        Trans Mountain Pipe Line Company Ltd.

                Address:        Suite 900, 1333 West Broadway
                                Vancouver, BC
                                V6H 4C2

                Telephone:      604-739-5252
                Facsimile:      604-739-5003
                E-Mail:               garym@vcr.tmpl.ca




Trans Mountain Pipe Line Company Ltd.
       NATIONAL VOLUNTARY CHALLENGE AND REGISTRY ON CLIMATE CHANGE


SUMMARY
The total estimated direct greenhouse gas emissions from Company pipeline system operations in 1995
was 2,424 tonnes (expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents). These emissions consist mainly of carbon
dioxide from fleet vehicles and space heating.

The direct greenhouse gas emissions from Company facilities are insignificant compared to other
sources. By comparison, total direct emissions in 1990 for all transmission pipelines in Canada were
6,200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 106,000 tonnes of methane which in turn represents only 1.6
percent of Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions (expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents).

The total estimated indirect greenhouse gas emissions arising from Company electric power
consumption in 1995 was 66,745 tonnes (expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents). About 95 percent of
the indirect emissions were produced by thermal power generating facilities in Alberta. These emissions
will be accounted for in their National Voluntary Challenge and Registry on Climate Change
submissions. TransAlta Corporation has a stated goal to stabilize its net greenhouse gas emissions
to 1990 levels by the year 2000.

Although direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions are small, the Company will continue to evaluate
opportunities for reductions which are practical and cost justifiable.

Details of emission sources and methods used to estimate greenhouse gas emissions may be found in the
Company's Preliminary Action Plan filed with the federal government in September, 1995.




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       NATIONAL VOLUNTARY CHALLENGE AND REGISTRY ON CLIMATE CHANGE


1.      GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
        The total estimated direct greenhouse gas emissions from Company pipeline system operations
        in 1995 was 2,424 tonnes (expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents). These emissions consist
        mainly of carbon dioxide from fleet vehicles and space heating. Further details of the direct
        sources of greenhouse gases from Company facilities are provided in section 1.1.

        The direct greenhouse gas emissions from Company facilities are insignificant compared to
        other sources. By comparison, total direct emissions in 1990 for all transmission pipelines in
        Canada were 6,200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 106,000 tonnes of methane which in
        turn represents only 1.6 percent of Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions (expressed as
        carbon dioxide equivalents).

        In this report, the oil pipeline system between Edmonton, Alberta and Burnaby, BC will be
        referred to as the TMPL system and the jet fuel pipeline system in the Greater Vancouver area
        will be referred to as the TME system. Petroleum transported in the TMPL system includes
        crude oil, condensate, gasoline, diesel, semi-refined petroleum and methyl tertiary butyl ether
        (MTBE). Only kerosene based jet fuel is transported in the TME system.

1.1     Company Facilities

        A summary of direct GHG emissions from Company facilities during 1995 is provided in Table
        1.1. There are no significant direct sources of GHG emissions from Company pipeline system
        operations.

           Table 1.1 Summary of Direct GHG Emissions from Company Facilities (1995)

 {PRIVATE }GHG Source                   Carbon Dioxide           Nitrous Oxide          Methane
                                        (tonnes)                 (tonnes)               (tonnes)
 Evaporative Losses from Tankage        0                        0                      2.4
 Evaporative Losses from Vessel         0                        0                      3.5
 Loading
 Vehicle Fleet Emissions                1517                     0.77                   0.21
 Space Heating                          495                      0.013                  0.007
 Total:                                 2012                     0.8                    6.1

        The sources of the above direct GHG emissions are the same as reported for 1994.




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1.1.4     Emissions from Space Heating

          Natural gas and propane consumption for space heating in 1995 is summarized in Table 1.3
          along with estimates of GHG emissions that result from burning these fuels in furnaces and
          heaters. Natural gas is used for space heating at Edmonton terminal, Edson pump station, Jasper
          pump station, Kamloops pump station and Hope pipeline maintenance. Propane is used for space
          heating at Blue River pipeline maintenance, Sumas pump station and Burnaby terminal. The
          remaining TMPL and TME facilities use electricity for space heating.

          The increase from 1994 to 1995 is due to a combination of higher fuel consumption and the
          difficulty in determining amounts from invoices that do not coincide with the end of the calendar
          year.

                          Table 1.3 GHG Emissions from Space Heating (1995)

 {PRIVATE }Fuel         Consumption         Carbon Dioxide          Nitrous Oxide         Methane
 Type                                       Emissions               Emissions             Emissions
                                            (tonnes)                (tonnes)              (tonnes)
 Natural Gas            8969 GJ             445.6                   0.0056                0.0062
 Propane                32,949 L            49.4                    0.0076                0.001
 Total:                                     495                     0.0132                0.0072

          Emission Factors: (source Voluntary Challenge and Registry Participant's Handbook, August,
          1995) Propane: carbon dioxide (1.5 avg. t/KL); nitrous oxide (0.23 kg/KL); methane (0.03
          kg/KL) Natural gas: carbon dioxide (49.68 t/TJ); nitrous oxide (0.62 kg/TJ); methane (0.7 avg
          kg/TJ)

1.2       Electric Power Consumption

          All TMPL and TME pumps use electric drivers. About ninety-five (95) percent of the electric
          energy consumed by TMPL and TME operations is used for pumping petroleum. The remaining
          five (5) percent of the electric power is consumed by tank mixers, lighting, space heating and
          computer systems.

          The total installed TN4PL and TME pumping capacity for 1995 is summarized in Table 1.4 by
          power source. The pumping capacity increased by 4.7 MW over 1994 due to the startup of a new
          pump station at Kingsvale in BC and modifications to Kamloops and Sumas pump stations.




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        The makeup of the power sources and factors used to calculate GHG emissions remain
        unchanged from 1994 (ref: Preliminary Action Plan dated September, 1995).

        A summary of the indirect 1995 GHG emissions from power generating facilities for electricity
        consumed by the Company is summarized in Table 1.7.

            Table 1.7 Indirect GHG Emissions from Electric Power Consumption (1995)

 {PRIVATE         Power Source                             Carbon          Nitrous       Methane
 }Company                                                  Dioxide         Oxide         (tonnes)
                                                           (tonnes)        (tonnes
 TMPL             TransAlta Utilities (coal-90%,           56822           0.8           0
                  natural gas -2%
                  Alberta Power (natural gas - 100%)       6698            n/a           n/a
                  BC Hydro (natural gas - 7.5%)            2953            n/a           n/a
 TME              BC Hydro (natural gas - 7.5%)            16              n/a           n/a
 Total:                                                    66489           0.8           0

Estimated indirect GHG emissions from power consumption for 1990 are 46,929 tonnes of carbon
dioxide and 0.6 tonnes of nitrous oxide.

The above indirect GHG emission estimates will have already been accounted for in submissions
from power companies and is provided here to show the indirect contribution of the Company's
electric power consumption, the majority of which is used for pumping petroleum through pipeline
system Facilities.

In response to the climate change issue, TransAlta Corporation has a goal to stabilize its net GHG
emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000.




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2.1.3   Vehicles

        All Company vehicles are currently fuelled by gasoline (light duty) or diesel (heavy duty).
        Natural gas powered vehicles are not used due to the lack of range and fuel supply along the
        pipeline system.

        GHG emissions from vehicles are minimized through a program of regular maintenance and
        replacement. Maintenance and fuel consumption is closely monitored against replacement
        criteria for fleet vehicles. Replacement vehicles will have lower emissions.

2.1.4   Space Heating

        Over the past several years, many Company buildings have been retrofitted with better insulation
        which has reduced energy demand. The Company intends to continue this program on an as
        required basis.

        The insulation will be improved in the Edmonton and Jasper Pipeline Maintenance shops as part
        of an overall building upgrade program in 1996.

2.2     Electric Power Consumption

2.2.1   Energy Efficiency Program

        The Company will continue to evaluate all economically justifiable measures to reduce energy
        consumption. Any improvement in energy efficiency will indirectly reduce GHG emissions from
        power generating facilities which supply the Company with electricity, particularly in Alberta
        where the majority of electricity is produced from coal.

        The Company has participated and will continue to participate in cost efficient programs such as
        "Power Smart" and the Jasper Energy Efficiency Project (JEEP).

2.2.2   Drag Reducing Agents

        Drag reducing agents (DRA's) are proprietary long-chain polymers which are injected into
        passing petroleum to reduce pressure drop in pipeline systems. DRA's have been used to both
        increase throughput and reduce energy consumption.

        Studies are planned to evaluate potential power savings on the TMPL pipeline system.




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