CEPA Tag

June 18, 2014

Pipeline safety: Why compliance isn’t enough

CEPA's president and CEO, Brenda Kenny, speaks at the ROSEN Energy and Innovation Forum in Germany. (Photo credit: ROSEN Group) Brenda Kenny, CEPA’s former president and CEO, was in Lingen, Germany, at the beginning of June to talk to members of the international pipeline industry about what Canadian pipeline companies are doing to improve safety.…
June 11, 2014

How are pipeline companies earning Canadians’ trust?

The facts show pipelines are the safest and most efficient way to transport energy. But pipeline companies must have the trust of Canadians if they want to maintain the social license they need to operate. The question is: how does an industry prove it is trustworthy? At CEPA, we think being a trustworthy industry is…
May 12, 2014

Aboriginal communities and pipeline companies: Relationships beyond regulations

Consultation with Aboriginal communities is critical to any pipeline project that proposes to cross reserve or traditional land. Pipeline companies work with Aboriginal communities to select a route that minimizes the impact on the community and the environment. Regulations Aboriginal consultation is a regulated part of the pipeline review process in Canada; the Crown must…
April 23, 2014

What you need to know about land representatives and their training

Last week CEPA announced a program called the CEPA Land Representatives Industry Orientation for Federally Regulated Pipelines, a training program developed to create respectful, consistent and transparent dialogue between land representatives and landowners. Land representatives who work for CEPA member companies that operate federally-regulated pipelines will have to complete the orientation and sign an acceptance…
April 2, 2014

Trust, transparency and pipelines

“Generally speaking, do you have a positive, neutral or negative impression of the pipelines that move oil and gas across Canada?” According to a 2014 poll conducted by CEPA, 16 per cent of those surveyed said they had a negative impression, 49 per cent were neutral and 35 per cent had a positive impression. While positive…
March 19, 2014

‘Moving Canadian oil to market’: The experts weigh in

Some respected minds in the energy world got together last week to discuss issues around moving Canadian oil to market. A panel of experts from academia and industry gave presentations during a University of Calgary event on a broad range of market-access topics including safety, the Canadian economy and improving the social license of the…
February 26, 2014

Let’s talk about climate change

It is Let’s Talk Energy Week. So let’s talk about the energy issue that is on everyone’s mind. Climate change. A couple of weeks ago, Dr. Brenda Kenny, CEPA’s former president and CEO, spoke at the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy. We wrote a whole post about her lecture on the energy trilemma (can you…
February 5, 2014

How well do you know your pipes?

Life in Canada would be very different without highways, water and sewage systems or electrical transmission lines. These systems are critical to the high standard of living Canadians enjoy. Pipelines are also part of this critical infrastructure, but because we often don’t see them, we sometimes take for granted the role they play in our…