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December 12, 2018

Pipelines in 2018: a hot topic

From delays in pipeline project approvals to oil pricing impacts stemming from pipeline capacity constraints – to say pipelines have been in the news this year would be an understatement. And with those headlines, we are seeing more and more Canadians engaging in conversations about where our energy comes from, how it is transported, what…
December 5, 2018

How often are pipelines replaced?

You asked, we answered. This blog is part of a series that explores common questions Canadians have about pipelines and the oil and gas industry, answered by industry experts. Monitor + Inspect + Maintain. These are the three key elements needed to ensure Canada’s pipeline infrastructure can operate safely for a long time. How long…
November 28, 2018
fossil fuels questions

Shared Future: Your questions on fossil fuels

Canadians are having an important conversation about the future of energy in this country. As a result, they are asking us some big questions about pipelines and what role they will play. Given how important this conversation is, we have put together our thoughts on some of the most common questions we receive. This is…
November 21, 2018
pipeline technology

Pipeline industry catching the digital wave

The pace of technological change in our society seems to have gone into warp speed. This means a new set of skills is required for those looking for a career in the pipeline industry. The next generation of workers entering the industry may have something other than geology or engineering degrees – they may be…
November 14, 2018

Anatomy of a pipeline incident: responding to emergencies (part 2)

This is part of a blog post series about the performance of the pipeline industry as detailed in the 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report. You can read the full report at pr18.cepa.com. In last week’s post, we answered some of the common questions we get from Canadians about pipeline incidents, including what a significant…
November 7, 2018

Anatomy of a pipeline incident: answering your questions (part 1)

This is part of a blog post series about the performance of the pipeline industry as detailed in the 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report. You can read the full report at pr18.cepa.com Transmission pipeline incidents are rare. In 2017, there were three significant incidents on pipeline rights of way – two were the result…
October 31, 2018
SmartBall

Pipeline tool detects pinhole leaks as it rolls along

It looks a bit like a brightly-coloured bowling ball, punctuated with small holes,  but the SmartBall platform is a far cry from a simple piece of granite. It’s a highly-sensitive, multi-sensor device that can detect pinhole leaks in pipelines 4-inches in diameter and larger with two-metre accuracy and can be used to access piggable or…
October 24, 2018
pipeline performance report

Incidents, investments and safety: Canada’s pipelines in 2017

This is part of a blog post series about the performance of the pipeline industry as detailed in the 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report. You can read the full report at pr18.cepa.com. In 2017, CEPA members safely delivered over 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 5.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. And…
October 10, 2018

Integrity First sets the standard for the pipeline industry

This is part of a blog post series about the performance of the pipeline industry as detailed in the 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Report. You can read the full report at pr18.cepa.com. As Canadians, we have high expectations for the companies that deliver the energy we rely on for life in Canada. And for good…
October 3, 2018

5 ways the pipeline industry is building the future now

Building the Future Now. It wasn’t just the theme and focus at the International Pipeline Conference 2018 (IPC) held in Calgary from Sept 24 to 28. It was also a declaration of the pipeline industry’s commitment to the public – that it is continuously making improvements in transparency, safety, environmental stewardship, diversity and innovation. In…