How do I find out about proposed pipeline projects?

The planning process for pipelines takes years. There are many surveys, studies and plans that need to be completed to address the societal, developmental, environmental and safety considerations necessary to build the pipeline.

This involves:

  • Engaging thousands of landowners and stakeholders in the process
  • Conducting numerous environmental studies to ensure the the land, wildlife and waterways are protected
  • Completing archeological surveys to help pipeline operators understand and recognize cultural and historically-significant sites
  • Developing engineering plans to deliver the best technology for the geography and climate conditions
When pipeline operators are proposing a pipeline project, they engage with stakeholders in a variety of ways, including holding open houses. Photo courtesy of Enbridge Pipelines.

When pipeline operators are proposing a pipeline project, they engage with stakeholders in a variety of ways, including holding open houses. Photo courtesy of Enbridge Pipelines.

At an open house, pipeline operators will discuss their proposed route and get feedback from stakeholders. Photo courtesy of Pembina Pipeline Corp.

At an open house, pipeline operators will discuss their proposed route and get feedback from stakeholders. Photo courtesy of Pembina Pipeline Corp.

These maps show you the general routes of CEPA member pipelines in North America – both proposed and current; liquids and natural gas.

Visit our liquids and natural gas map.

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“Say you have a breach in a length of pipeline somewhere in the heart of the Rockies, and for argument’s sake, let’s say the breach is in the most remote area of the pipeline route. How long until the breach is detected, how long until the oil flow is stopped due to a pressure drop and the activation of the safety valves, and how long until it can be repaired?” – Alex O. (Burnaby, B.C.)
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