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.
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.