pipelines Tag

February 27, 2019
monitoring pipeline pressure

How do pipeline companies detect a sudden drop in pressure?

No pipeline incident is acceptable; that’s why CEPA members strive for a goal of zero incidents. For that reason, Canada’s 117,800 kilometres of transmission pipelines are monitored around the clock using advanced computer monitoring systems to ensure their continued safe operation. Innovative technologies and comprehensive training allow operators to detect any pressure changes and other…
February 20, 2019
Pipeline leak inspection tool

How is a pipeline monitored for potential leaks?

Transmission pipelines use sophisticated monitoring systems and technology to ensure that they are safe. In fact, in 2017 alone Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) members invested more than $1.6 billion in continuously monitoring and maintaining their Canadian pipeline systems. This investment around innovation demonstrates industry’s commitment to zero incidents – no incident is acceptable. In…
February 13, 2019
Pipeline demand for energy in cities

Why Canada needs more pipelines

Great questions continue to roll in from Canadians interested in learning more about pipelines. This is an important conversation and that’s why we strive to answer every question. In response, we’ve created a segment of our About Pipelines blog to provide more thorough answers to some questions and to share them more broadly. This week’s…
February 6, 2019

Keeping pipelines safe over time

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. Great questions continue to roll in from Canadians interested in learning more about pipeline infrastructure. In this week’s Shared Future blog post, Kaiwen Liu, of CEPA…
January 22, 2019

How can Canada better manage its energy resources?

This week, Chris Bloomer, CEPA’s President and CEO, was a guest on The Agenda with Steve Paikin along with Monica Gattinger from the University of Ottawa and Chris Turner, author of The Patch, discussing how Canada can better manage its energy resources. “We have a huge resources base that could contribute to world energy demand…
January 3, 2019

Shared Future: Answering the ‘how’ on the pipeline industry

Great questions continue to roll in from Canadians interested in learning more about pipeline infrastructure. Given how important this conversation is, we have put together our thoughts on some of the most common questions we receive in our second Shared Future blog post. We’re listening. This week it’s all about the ‘how.’   How will…
December 27, 2018

Energy connects us

What makes this time of year special are those magic moments we share with our friends and family. From keeping those holiday lights aglow to cooking up that perfect dinner to escaping the snow by jetting off on a tropical vacation, Canada’s energy resources help connect us to those time-honoured traditions. Whether you are sitting…
December 19, 2018

From East to West: walking the talk on emergency preparedness

We’ve written a lot about emergency preparedness on the blog this year and with good reason. It is one of the most important elements of emergency management. In 2017 alone, CEPA members held 542 emergency response exercises. To demonstrate it’s more than just talk, we sat down with the emergency management teams for two of…
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…