What are pipeline companies doing about climate change?

CEPA members have a number of strategies to reduce the production of greenhouse gases. Canada contributes less than two per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Canada’s transmission pipelines are responsible for just 1/100th (one per cent) of the country’s total emissions, and CEPA members are working to reduce those emissions every day.

What is the source of greenhouse gas emissions from pipelines?

Emissions mainly come from natural gas pipelines through burning fossil fuels at compressor stations, and methane (the main component of natural gas) from small leaks or maintenance activities. Here’s where the pipeline industry fits in the bigger picture.

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How closely are pipelines monitored? Is there daily visual or aerial inspections of all pipeline routes? Are there pressure and flow meters along all lines hooked up to valves that can automatically close if there is a sudden drop in pressure or flow from the readings further up the lines? - Graham
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