Here are some of the things that you can find out if you take a few minutes to explore the map:
- There is a massive network of transmission pipelines in Canada, transporting the energy you use every day. Zoom out to get a wider look at how transmission pipelines are spread out across Canada, or zoom in for a close-up view of your community.
- See which transmission pipelines transport natural gas and which ones carry liquids, such as oil. The map also shows any incidents that have occurred along the pipeline, including the type of incident and how much product was released, if any.
- Not all pipeline incidents involve a release of product. CEPA members take all incidents very seriously. From slips-and-falls to small fires, CEPA members are working hard to meet their goal of zero incidents.
- See where pipeline facilities are. Transmission pipelines include more than just the pipe in the ground; facilities include compressor stations, gas processing plants, meter stations, pump stations, regulator stations and tank farms or terminals.
- See which company operates the pipeline, its age, operational status and its regulator (federal or provincial).
These “energy highways” move approximately 1.2 billion barrels of liquid petroleum products and 5.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas per year. Our members transport 97 per cent of Canada’s daily natural gas and onshore crude oil from producing regions to markets throughout North America.
CEPA created the map as a user-friendly tool so all Canadians could learn more about pipeline routes. It also helps people understand the extent and importance of our energy infrastructure.
The map, however, is not intended to be a resource when planning construction projects. If you are planning any sort of ground disturbance, always click before you dig, to make sure that you are not working near any underground utilities.