safety Tag

October 2, 2019

One of the reasons the world needs Canada’s energy

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2018 forecasts a 25 per cent growth in global energy demand by around 2040. Despite progress in green energy alternatives, up to 70 per cent of that demand could come from fossil fuels. The IEA outlook also notes that developing countries will lead that demand. In this…
September 26, 2019

Learning from the past to get to ZERO incidents

Canadian pipeline operators are dedicated to raising the bar on the safe operation of pipelines. That’s why every two years the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) brings together industry experts at an Incident Forum – a place where they can share lessons learned with a focus on continuous improvement. CEPA members have a goal of…
June 19, 2019

How pipelines are prepared for deactivation

Pipeline companies must always ensure their operations remain safe for the public and the environment, even if a pipeline isn’t being used. That’s why Canada’s transmission pipeline operators follow strict guidelines – set and monitored by the National Energy Board (NEB) – when pipelines are taken out of service. Those guidelines consider safety, environmental impacts…
November 14, 2018

Anatomy of a pipeline incident: responding to emergencies (part 2)

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 last week’s post, we answered some of the common questions we get from Canadians about pipeline incidents, including what a significant…
November 7, 2018

Anatomy of a pipeline incident: answering your questions (part 1)

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 Transmission pipeline incidents are rare. In 2017, there were three significant incidents on pipeline rights of way – two were the result…
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…
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…
October 10, 2018

Integrity First sets the standard for the pipeline industry

This is part of a blog post series 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. As Canadians, we have high expectations for the companies that deliver the energy we rely on for life in Canada. And for good…
October 3, 2018

5 ways the pipeline industry is building the future now

Building the Future Now. It wasn’t just the theme and focus at the International Pipeline Conference 2018 (IPC) held in Calgary from Sept 24 to 28. It was also a declaration of the pipeline industry’s commitment to the public – that it is continuously making improvements in transparency, safety, environmental stewardship, diversity and innovation. In…
August 1, 2018

Quiz: Do you know how pipeline companies manage emergencies?

Pipeline emergencies, such as leaks, are rare in Canada. That’s because CEPA members, the companies operating these pipelines, view safety as their top priority right from the start. Even so, CEPA members are ready to leap into action at the slightest indication of a problem. Keeping communities and employees safe, while protecting our environment are…