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 often are pipes replaced? Are there regulations stating replacement intervals depending on type of pipe used? Or are they only replaced if anomalies are found? If so, how often are pipelines inspected according to both provincial and federal regulations?
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