Holiday crossword: How much do you know about Canada’s pipelines?

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Believe it or not, pipelines will probably play a big part in making your holiday festive.

Because 97 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil production is moved by transmission pipelines, it’s likely a pipeline transported the natural gas that will fuel your fireplace on Christmas Day, and a pipeline probably moved the crude oil that helped make the smart phone you’re giving your mother.

This fun holiday crossword is designed to give you more info on how pipelines safely deliver the energy we use every day.

From everyone at CEPA, have a happy and safe holiday!

Test your knowledge with this pipeline crossword

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4. Who is responsible for the safety of retired pipelines? (Two words)

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6. Pipeline companies monitor each of their pipelines 24-7 from a _______ _______. (Two words)

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8. Pipelines that cross under water are sometimes 30 to 50 per cent _______ than pipe used for the rest of the route.

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11. In urban areas, pipelines are often built alongside _______ or other existing infrastructure. This helps ensure landowners know they need to be sensitive to what is buried below.

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12. An Oil Spill Containment And Recovery (OSCAR) unit is a _______ that is fully stocked at all times with the equipment needed to respond to a pipeline leak.

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13. In order for a new pipeline to be approved by the National Energy Board, the pipeline company must show that construction of the pipeline is in the public _______.

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1. In 2013, the value of Canadian crude oil and natural gas exports, most of which was transported by pipeline, was $81.7 _______.

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2. If a spill or leak occurs on a pipeline company’s line, that company has “absolute _______” for costs and damages, even if it is not at fault or found negligent.

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3. When pipelines cross agricultural land, companies take many precautions to ensure construction does not impact the quality of the _______.

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5. For a new pipeline to be approved, a pipeline company must show it has engaged with _______ communities along a proposed route.

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7. The pipeline industry uses waste heat _______ to capture excess heat emitted from natural gas pipeline compressors and turns the excess heat into clean energy that can be re-used.

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9. This is a trenchless construction method that can be used to minimize environmental impact when installing a pipeline across a river. (Three letter abbreviation)

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10. Over 6,000 products that we use every day are made from this.

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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.