pipeline Tag

April 30, 2020

How to stay safe on Canada’s pipeline rights-of-way

Canada’s pipeline ‘rights-of-way’ (ROW) cross many thousands of private properties and public lands across the country. You’ll find them in a variety of locations– from river crossings to fields to urban regions, so not all ROWs look the same. That’s why it’s important that everyone knows where they are. And, it’s critical for everyone to…
March 20, 2019
Pipeline Life cycle route planning

Five phases of the pipeline life cycle

Canada’s energy transmission pipelines have safely delivered the energy Canadians need for close to 70 years. Our pipeline system is considered one of the safest in the world. And that’s largely due to the high standards applied throughout the pipeline life cycle. But, what does the term ‘life cycle’ mean in the context of pipelines?…
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…
April 11, 2018

Digging down? Prevent injury and fines by planning ahead

In Canada, there are two seasons – hockey season and construction season. And now that it’s spring, outdoor projects are going to ramp up. With the sun shining, now is the time we start building decks, planting trees and seeing significant construction projects get underway. What we need to remember, however, is that whether you’re…
February 22, 2018

Why does Canada need more pipelines?

There is no shortage of news these days about pipelines. Recently, one of the stories making headlines was on the shortage of pipeline capacity in Canada, and how this could potentially cost Canada’s economy $15.6 billion in 2018. $15.6 BILLION dollars. That’s $15.6 billion dollars that is not being taxed. That is not having royalties…
January 29, 2018

CEPA 25th Anniversary Video

25 years ago, leaders of the transmission pipeline industry in Canada came together to form CEPA and create a unified voice for industry. Since then, the association has grown and evolved. To celebrate this milestone, we have created a short video on the history of CEPA and how the industry will continue to deliver the energy…
August 23, 2017

The future is bright – how young people view our energy future

There’s a lot happening in the world right now that makes the idea of totally tuning out sound pretty appealing. But, even with all the challenges of being a young person in today’s world, much of this generation seems to be kicking apathy to the curb and informing themselves on important issues. Including the future…
August 17, 2017

How a new technology can detect pipeline leaks – in seconds

What can you do in 5 seconds? Hit snooze on your alarm. Tie your shoe. Skip an ad on YouTube. Identify a leak on a pipeline. CEPA members are committed to delivering energy to Canadians in the safest and most responsible way. And as part of that commitment, one CEPA member tested a new technology…
May 17, 2017

Spotlight on technology: New system leaves no pipe unexamined

In the transmission pipeline business, technology never stands still. Operators have teams of researchers and engineers who work tirelessly to make the industry safer for both people and the environment. The goal of all that research and development is zero incidents – but it’s also rewarding when the technological achievements are recognized. Every year, the…