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December 31, 2014

Year in review: 4 ways the pipeline industry changed in 2014

The role of pipelines in Canada was hotly contested in 2014. You’ve probably seen footage of pipeline protests and read economic arguments from pipeline proponents. But, while all this debating was going on, what was the pipeline industry doing to address Canadians’ concerns? Here are four ways the industry has worked this year to earn…
December 5, 2014

Pipeline perspectives: What are the strengths and weaknesses of Canada’s pipeline system?

The “pipeline perspectives” blog series features views from pipeline critics and stakeholders who have agreed to share their ideas and concerns with the industry by participating in CEPA’s External Advisory Panel (EAP). Read more about the EAP here. You’ve probably heard this before: “If you’re not moving forwards, you’re moving backwards.” Pipeline companies know they…
November 26, 2014

Why pipeline critics are important

Pipeline companies know they have work to do if they want to earn the trust of Canadians. That’s why the industry is listening thoughtfully to its critics. This year, CEPA named an External Advisory Panel (EAP) made up of pipeline critics and stakeholders who will meet regularly to share their perspectives and concerns with CEPA.…
September 24, 2014

Emergency response: The pipeline industry puts itself to the test

What happens if a pipeline leaks in Canada? How will a pipeline company respond? If a major incident occurs on a CEPA member’s line, other companies show up to help protect communities and the environment. That is why CEPA’s members organized a joint emergency management exercise on Wednesday to test and strengthen their ability to…
September 10, 2014

Canada’s pipelines: What the numbers tell us

We live in a world of numbers. GPS watches give us the distance of our morning jog, sports broadcasters have statistics for every player and businesses have access to market data at the click of a mouse. These numbers, when taken in context, help us evaluate and understand the world around us. Numbers can also…
August 19, 2014

Who Holds Pipeline Companies Accountable?

The answer to this question is simple: regulators, the industry and you. Canada’s pipelines are among the safest in the world. Between 2002 and 2013, CEPA member companies transported oil and natural gas with a 99.999 per cent safety record. Canada was able to achieve this record because of a system that holds companies accountable…
July 23, 2014

Agriculture and pipelines: How companies protect land

In order to deliver the energy Canadians use every day, pipelines often have to cross agricultural land. After all, there are over 160 million acres of farmland in this country, according to Statistics Canada. “Agricultural land is a valuable resource for all Canadians,” said Bernard Perron, vice president of project development with Inter Pipeline Ltd.…
July 16, 2014

Pipeline straight talk – 6 questions with CEPA’s former president and CEO

Listen in as one of CEPA's bloggers interviews Brenda Kenny, CEPA’s former president and CEO, about leading the industry to continuous improvement, the importance of pipeline safety and the future of pipeline operations in Canada. More about Brenda Kenny: Brenda Kenny is an adjunct professor in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of…
July 9, 2014

Pipeline control rooms and safety

Pipeline Monitoring Room Canada’s pipelines are already some of the safest in the world, but pipeline companies are collaborating in critical areas of safety such as control room management because they know a collective effort is necessary if they want to meet their goal of zero incidents and earn the trust of Canadians. Why are…