The Parliamentary Budget Officer says the federal government now stands to lose money from its investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline.
The latest analysis shows the net present value of the pipeline is negative $600 million, leaving it worth about $1.2 billion less than the PBO’s estimate in December 2020.
Estimated construction costs of the pipeline have skyrocketed from $12.6 billion to $21.4 billion since the last report and the completion date has been pushed back a year to the end of 2023.
In 2019, a PBO report had pegged the cost of the pipeline expansion at $3.6 billion and $4.6 billion.
This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/trans-mountain-value-loss-parliamentary-budget-officer-1.6497242?cmp=rss.
This post was originally published on this site