Unwind with our annual pipeline crossword

It’s become something of a holiday tradition to share a pipeline crossword in our blog at this time of year. Try out this crossword during your holiday travels or as you unwind after turkey and pie. You can also download, print out and fill in a PDF version of the CEPA crossword puzzle.

From all of us at CEPA, have a safe and happy holiday!

*All the answers to the crossword can be found on our website.

CEPA, crossword, 2013

(Click on the puzzle for a printable PDF version)




4) The first recorded use of pipelines to transport hydrocarbons was in this country around 500 BC.

5) CEPA member companies paid $1.02 billion in property and corporate ________ in 2012.

7) CEPA’s member companies invested more than $20 _________ in Canadian communities in 2012.

8) In 2012, $84 billion in oil, gas and petroleum products were _________. (Hint: healthy balance of trade)

12) According to the National Energy Board, in order to participate in a hearing, a person must “have a _________ in a proposed facility project.”

13) _________ testing is a way of evaluating the integrity of a pipeline before it is placed into service.

14) Call before you _________. 


1) A key stakeholder pipeline companies engage with. (Two words)

2) Emergency response plans are regularly reviewed and _________.

3) The first recorded pipeline to transport hydrocarbons was made of this material.

6) In 2013, a report by the US National Academy of _________ confirmed that the transportation of diluted bitumen is no more corrosive than conventional crude.

9) The first step in maintaining safe pipelines.

10) The most common type of coating applied to pipelines during manufacturing to prevent corrosion.

11) The acronym for the resource-sharing agreement between CEPA’s member companies in the event of a major incident.

 Answer key: (click to enlarge) 


The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate approximately 115,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada. In 2012, these energy highways moved approximately 1.2 billion barrels of liquid petroleum products and 5.1 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.