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How often are oil pipelines replaced? – Zimbozan, Montreal, QC
Why do pipelines burst? – Jacke, Kitchener, ON
With a major shift to electric vehicles will oil and gas even be needed in the future?
Shouldn’t we be getting rid of oil and gas? How can we continue to reduce fossil fuels and reduce emissions?
Does the low-carbon future include pipelines?
What methods are used to ensure the pipeline will not rupture or leak over time?
Lynn M.
Why won’t companies post all their spills and accidents?
What do you mean by a 99.9% ‘safety record’ — this seems to me like you’re just playing with numbers. If your goal is zero incidents, then the only reasonable response would seem to be to reduce the number of pipelines not expand them.
Peter I.
How often are pipes replaced? Are there regulations stating replacement intervals depending on type of pipe used? Or are they only replaced if anomalies are found? If so, how often are pipelines inspected according to both provincial and federal regulations?
Erynn (Lloydminster, AB)
What happens when a pipeline bursts?
How many pipelines are there in the USA and Canada and how many are being built right now? Also how many pipelines are being planned to be built?
What pipeline projects are underway and starting soon in Canada?
How are you making sure that your pipelines have not been sabotaged by eco-terrorists?
George R.
How closely are pipelines monitored? Is there daily visual or aerial inspections of all pipeline routes? Are there pressure and flow meters along all lines hooked up to valves that can automatically close if there is a sudden drop in pressure or flow from the readings further up the lines?
When will you take the long term view and learn from progressive countries that are turning to renewable energy sources?
George M.