2019 Pipeline Performance Report – how the industry did in 2018

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association’s (CEPA) 2019 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report, released October 30th, is for Canadians who want to know how the transmission pipeline industry performed in 2018. You can read the full report at pr19.cepa.com.

In today’s blog post – part one of a two-part series – we focus on four highlights of this year’s report.


1. Canadian Energy. For us and the world.


This year’s Performance Report explores why Canada’s energy pipelines are important and looks at ways CEPA members work together to build a better energy future for Canada and the world.

Oil and natural gas are vital to Canadians. They enable life in our cold climate and support a better life for all. And, the world needs our responsibly-produced resources. For example, lower carbon LNG (liquefied natural gas) can replace higher emission fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally.


2. CEPA members continued to build on Integrity First to improve performance


CEPA’s members collaborate… with each other and with all stakeholders engaged in building Canada’s energy future. CEPA’s Integrity First® program is one example of this collaboration. Member companies work collectively to strengthen the pipeline industry’s performance in the areas of safety and environmental protection. CEPA also launched a new membership category in early 2019 to open up Integrity First to oil and natural gas producing companies that operate transmission and gathering pipelines.


3. Changing the conversation


CEPA wants to ensure Canadians are well informed with multiple opportunities to ask questions or engage in conversations about pipelines. Our annual Pipeline Dialogues enable us to listen to the perspectives and expectations of diverse stakeholders who are interested in Canada’s transmission pipeline industry.

In addition to Pipeline Dialogues, CEPA proactively shares information through a variety of digital and social media channels. Aboutpipelines.com, particularly the About Pipelines blog, is full of useful information. Canadians can also get informed and engage in conversations on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, or through this past summer’s online campaign (sharedfuture.ca).


4. Looking at the data


If you’re wondering about data sources used in the report, CEPA member companies provide the data, and then we aggregate the numbers to come up with an overall industry picture. The data in this year’s performance report covers activities from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018, representing only Canadian assets and activities of companies that were CEPA members during that period.

We invite you to read the interactive 2019 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report and let us know if you have any questions. Next week we will look at how CEPA contributes to Canada’s energy future.