(Corrects paragraph 2 to show new capacity of 890,000 bpd and
previously proposed capacity of 750,000)
CALGARY, Alberta Jan 10 Kinder Morgan Energy
Partners has increased the size of its proposed
expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline by $1.3 billion to $5.4
billion after signing up more customers for the project aimed at
carrying growing volumes of Canadian oil sands crude to the
Pacific Coast, it said on Thursday.
Kinder Morgan said the Trans Mountain expansion project is
now expected to result in capacity for the pipeline of 890,000
barrels a day, up from the previously proposed 750,000.
It said 13 companies had signed non-binding, long-term
shipping contracts. The company plans to file its application to
build the project in late 2013.
(Reporting by Jeffrey Jones; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)