environmental protection Tag

May 7, 2014

Pipeline applications 101

We are on a quest to provide Canadians with a Regulatory Roadmap for understanding the rules that govern Canada’s pipeline network. A couple of weeks ago, we explained who decides whether or not pipelines get built. This week, we want to shed some light on what information is included in an application to build a…
April 30, 2014

Safe digging: More important than ever, easier than ever

When we see construction in our communities, it can be a sign of economic prosperity, which is a good thing. However, construction projects can damage buried infrastructure such as pipelines if contractors and homeowners don’t locate lines before the start of an excavation project. Mike Sullivan, executive director with the Canadian Common Ground Alliance and…
April 16, 2014

Ontario’s ‘groundbreaking’ one-call legislation

For those of you who follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been tweeting and posting a lot about #digsafe over the last couple of weeks. April is Safe Dig month, and we’ve been reminding Canadians to click or call before they dig because excavation by third parties is one of the most…
March 26, 2014

Protecting the environment at watercourse crossings

When pipelines cross sensitive areas, such as rivers and streams, special care needs to be taken throughout the pipeline life cycle to protect the environment in those areas. A few weeks ago, we told you about a trenchless construction method called horizontal directional drilling that can be used to minimize the environmental impact of installing…
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…
March 12, 2014

How are pipelines installed across rivers?

In order for pipelines to transport the energy we need across the country, pipelines must sometimes cross rivers. The environmental protection of these rivers is definitely on the minds of Canadians, and it’s on the minds of pipeline companies as well. That’s why the industry has started using technically advanced construction methods such as horizontal…
January 1, 2014

Make a New Year’s resolution to increase your energy IQ

New Year’s resolutions come in many forms: hit the gym, spend more time with family, start saving for retirement . . . the list is endless. One resolution we hope all Canadians will make is to learn more about energy and its transportation. Resolutions are easy to make but not as easy to keep, so…
December 5, 2013

3 ways pipeline companies are working together to improve safety

More than ever, organizations in the pipeline industry are getting together to develop ideas on making pipelines even safer. The Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement (MEAA), which formalizes a practice of resource sharing between our member companies in an emergency, is a great example of this collaboration. The announcement of the agreement in November gave us…
November 27, 2013

4 things you should know about the Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement

Last week, CEPA announced a Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement (MEAA) between its member companies. Programs with long acronyms can be mind-boggling, we know, but in fact, the agreement is quite straight-forward. Basically, it will strengthen the way CEPA’s member companies respond to emergencies. The agreement formalizes a framework for sharing resources between companies in the event…