Pipeline safety is important. In fact, for our member companies nothing’s more important. As an industry, pipeline operators understand that Canadians expect pipelines to operate in a way that protects their safety, and that of the environment.
And speaking of pipeline safety and the environment, this week we bring you an inside look at the environmental assessments that pipeline operators undergo every time a new pipeline is proposed. For every potential new pipeline, pipeline operators always thoroughly investigate and identify the unique environmental characteristics of any potential routes.
To get the skinny on what an environmental assessment involves, check out the graphics below (click to enlarge):
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.