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.
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.
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.
If pipelines are taken out of service because they are no longer needed (retired), the costs and risks associated with the abandoned pipeline falls to the owner of the land where the pipeline is located