Pipeline spills happen all the time

Pipeline spills are rare. Every day, three million barrels of crude oil are moved by transmission pipelines in Canada, and between 2011 and 2015, 99.999 per cent of the liquid product transported by our member companies was moved safely.

Plus, Canada’s pipelines are among the safest in the world. According to Natural Resources Canada, the rate of spills on federally regulated pipelines in this country was 57 per cent lower than in Europe and 60 per cent lower than in the United States over the past decade.