This is a question we hear a lot from Canadians – and rightly so. Although emergencies are rare for Canada’s transmission pipelines, CEPA members are focused on being prepared for quick, effective response.
Some of the ways all transmission pipeline companies prepare for emergencies include:
If you’d like to know more, there’s plenty of information on our website:
You can also read more about emergency preparedness in this fact sheet: ‘How can I trust that pipeline companies are fully prepared for an emergency?’.
Keep sending us your questions and we’ll answer them in our ongoing ‘Picture this’ blog series.
The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate approximately 117,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada. In 2014, these energy highways moved approximately 1.2 billion barrels of liquid petroleum products and 5.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Our members transport 97 per cent of Canada’s daily natural gas and onshore crude oil from producing regions to markets throughout North America.