Calgary, February 12, 2014 – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) acknowledges the release of the federal budget containing measures which will contribute to the pipeline industry’s strong performance record and its stated goal of zero incidents.
CEPA welcomes the increased funding in support of job skills training. CEPA believes that the potential for high quality jobs and access to excellent training are essential to the long term success and economic development of Canada.
“Throughout the supply chain, across Canada, good jobs are being created by our industry and specialized skills are needed,” said Brenda Kenny, president and CEO, CEPA.
CEPA also acknowledges the increased funding to the National Energy Board for the continuation of comprehensive and timely reviews of project applications and for the Participant Funding Program.
“As new projects come forward, it remains important to ensure that strong and capable regulators have the required capacity to make decisions in the public interest of Canadians,” Kenny said. “Our industry remains committed to continuously improving and welcomes strong, capable regulatory oversight.”
The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate approximately 115,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada. These energy highways move billions of barrels of liquid petroleum products and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas. Our members transport 97 per cent of Canada’s daily natural gas and onshore crude oil from producing regions to markets throughout North America. For more information on pipelines, please visit our website at www.aboutpipelines.com.
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Sandra Burns, Manager, Communications, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
403 221 8764 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.