We live in a world of numbers. GPS watches give us the distance of our morning jog, sports broadcasters have statistics for every player and businesses have access to market data at the click of a mouse. These numbers, when taken in context, help us evaluate and understand the world around us.
Numbers can also help us understand why pipelines are needed. CEPA recently updated its industry statistics based on information from its member companies. Take a look at some of the numbers and what they say about pipeline operations in Canada.
Pipelines are energy highways. Canadians need pipelines to deliver the energy we use to heat our homes, fuel our cars and manufacture the products we use every day. It would take 4,200 rail cars to move the crude oil that Canadian pipelines transport in one day.
In 2013, CEPA’s member companies . . .
One more number: $81.7 billion was the value of Canadian crude oil and natural gas exports in 2013 — most of which was transported by pipeline.
Pipeline companies contribute to the high standard of living Canadians enjoy by creating jobs and contributing to local communities. Plus, taxes paid by pipeline companies help fund important government services such as education and health care. Finally, pipelines deliver oil and gas exports to market, and these exports are instrumental to a strong and stable Canadian economy.
The number one goal of the pipeline industry is to have zero pipeline-related incidents. CEPA’s members are working together through the CEPA Integrity First® program to drive towards this goal. Read more about CEPA Integrity First here.
The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate approximately 115,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada. In 2013, these energy highways moved approximately 1.2 billion barrels of liquid petroleum products and 5.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Our members transport 97 per cent of Canada’s daily natural gas and onshore crude oil from producing regions to markets throughout North America.