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December 16, 2020

2020: A look back at progress for pipelines

In the second of our two-part year-in-review blog series for Canada’s transmission pipeline industry, Chris Bloomer, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), reflects on significant highlights in 2020. In a January blog post earlier this year, you called out some specific industry priorities for 2020. Now that the year is almost…
November 4, 2020

Emergency response exercises go virtual during the pandemic

Millions of Canadians rely on CEPA members to safely deliver the oil and gas products they need… 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We use oil and gas products in almost everything we do – from going to the supermarket to watching our favourite TV shows. So, the pipeline companies that deliver…
October 14, 2020

The ‘S’ in ESG: Managing social responsibility and stakeholder relationships

Research shows companies with strong ESG-related practices have lower risks, lower cost of capital, better performance in operations, as well as better share price performance over the long-term. That’s why investors want to know the companies they’re investing in are conducting business responsibly.  ESG measures involve three components: environment, social, and governance. Last week we…
2020 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report

CEPA 2020 Performance Report: Canadian energy. For a responsible future.

Every year in the fall, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) releases its annual report showing how Canada’s transmission pipeline industry performed in the previous year. The report covers performance against critical measures, including safety, environmental protection and socio-economic contributions. It’s those measures that lead to the safe and responsible delivery of the energy that…
September 9, 2020

What is ESG? It’s shaping how pipelines do business

Three letters – E-S-G – are shaping how the energy industry does business. The letters represent environmental, social and governance. And those are some of the performance measures lenders and investors consider when they make decisions for responsible or sustainable investments. ESG isn’t a fad that will go away soon. It’s here, it’s important, and…
August 6, 2020
Worker inspecting pipe

Integrity digs prevent leaks to keep pipelines safe

When pipeline companies say, “safety is our top priority”, those words mean something. Pipeline operators back up that commitment with financial investment, ongoing measurement, and individual action. For instance, in 2018 alone, operators invested $2 Billion to maintain and monitor their pipeline systems. They use sophisticated inline inspection tools (ILI), such as smart pigs, to…
May 13, 2020

The strict protocols to keep COVID-19 away from pipeline construction sites

Amid the hustle and bustle of pipeline construction sites, project owners, contractors and construction crews focus on five things… safety, environment, quality, schedule and efficiency. But every minute of every day, and especially in the current COVID-19 pandemic, safety is at the top of everyone’s mind. This week, About Pipelines connected with Tyler Madigan, Vice…
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…