pipeline companies Tag

March 22, 2017

Will blocking pipelines cure hydrocarbon consumption?

Why do we need pipelines? It’s a question we hear often, and the answer lies in the fact that pipelines deliver the products that fuel our lives. The crude oil and natural gas transported in Canada’s transmission pipelines keep our vehicles running, heat and cool our homes, fuel our hospitals and schools, and provide the…
March 8, 2017

Pipeline 101: Test your pipeline knowledge

Every day, pipelines deliver the oil and gas products that fuel our lives. But what do you know about their operations? Take this quick quiz to find out how much you know about Canada’s pipeline network: Are you a pipeline pro, or do you have more to learn? Either way we hope you’ll check out more…
February 1, 2017

Planes, patients and pipelines: the technology connection

How the pipeline industry compares to other industries or sectors is a question we get asked sometimes. And it’s an important question – particularly when it comes to the safety of our operations. Pipelines are monitored 24/7 from sophisticated control rooms where controllers closely watch pipelines and facilities to detect anomalies, assess risks and carefully manage…
January 4, 2017

4 pipeline milestones from 2016

What a year we had in 2016! Once again we had the opportunity on this blog to learn about new technologies, and to find out about the amazing work Canada’s transmission pipeline operators are doing to make pipelines safer and more sustainable. We wrote about a lot of exciting developments during the year, and it’s…
December 28, 2016

Can landowners and pipeline companies be partners?

Pipelines cross through 119,000 km of land in Canada, and some of that land is privately owned. The farmers and ranchers who own this land work with pipeline operators during all phases of the pipeline life cycle – from planning to retirement. We recently spoke with Dave Core, CEO and director of federally regulated projects…
December 7, 2016

5 projections about the labour outlook for Canada’s pipeline industry

In a recent post about the 100-year old pipeline we learned that the expertise and experience of veteran pipeline professionals is crucial in keeping pipelines safe. In fact, passing knowledge from one generation of workers to the next contributes to the safety culture of the entire industry. But who are veteran pipeline workers going to…
November 16, 2016

Ground movement measurements and pipelines: how satellites are providing early warning

With transmission pipelines buried safely underground, they’re largely protected from potential damage. But, as we’ve seen in previous blog posts, pipeline operators still have to protect against such issues as corrosion, unauthorized digging, floods and more. Some dangers, though, are less obvious and harder to anticipate, such as geohazards, which include gradual ground movement of…
September 14, 2016

Bridging the gap – finding common ground on pipelines

“People are concerned about spills and the environment, and particularly in our region – water resources. They don’t know who is responsible and who will pay when things go wrong.” Those are the words of Valerie Roy, CEO of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, and a member of CEPA’s External Advisory Panel (EAP). As a…