pipelines Tag

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…
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 17, 2018
cybersecurity

Protection, detection, reaction: protecting pipelines from cybercrime

Cybercrime is one of the greatest threats of the 21st century. Anyone can be affected: perpetrators can steal identities, distribute hateful messages or incite terrorism. For the pipeline industry, computer hacking is one of the biggest dangers. Hacking can shut down computer networks, which are critical for the safe operation and monitoring of pipelines. CEPA…
September 26, 2018

Pipeline performance: Why sharing knowledge matters

This is the first in a series of blog posts 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. In June 2018, researchers deliberately spilled a small amount of crude oil and diluted bitumen into a carefully-contained lake near Kenora,…
September 12, 2018

5 things to know about clean-burning, cost-efficient natural gas

Natural gas is among Canada’s most abundant and cleanest energy resources. Indeed, 27 per cent of Canada’s energy needs are provided by natural gas. The convenient, reliable use of the natural gas we require for transportation, heating, electrical generation and other daily needs would not be possible without the vast network of transmission pipelines operated…
September 6, 2018

Infographic: 8 ways oil and gas power the classroom

If you noticed a slight chill in the air this morning, it can only mean one thing: Summer is coming to an end and it’s time for students to head back to school. Everyday the oil and natural gas transported through transmission pipelines enables the educational experiences of students across the country. In every classroom…
August 29, 2018

Picture this – preventing incidents with technology

  Can pipeline companies shut down a pipeline if there is an issue? Canadians often ask us how ready pipeline companies are to respond in the unlikely event of an emergency. The answer is… they are always ready. A big reason why is because pipeline companies invest in technologies that enable them to closely monitor…