How many swimming pools could Canada’s transmission pipelines fill in a day?

Pipelines are a safe and efficient means of transporting large quantities of crude oil and natural gas.

  • They bring the gas that powers our cars and planes.

This goes on all day, every day throughout Canada.

What do we mean by “large quantities”?

Check out these numbers (and get the answer to the swimming pool question):

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The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate approximately 110,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada. In 2011, 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.