environmental protection Tag

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…
October 30, 2013

New CEPA Foundation a milestone in collaboration

CEPA Foundation board director Cyril Karvonen, left, with Kim McCaig, CEPA Foundation executive director, at the first meeting of the new foundation. About 130 representatives from across different sectors of the Canadian pipeline industry met in Calgary last week marking a milestone in collaboration for the industry. The newly minted CEPA Foundation is made up…
October 23, 2013

The people of pipelines: Jody Whitney, Aboriginal strategy manager

Working together with Aboriginal communities is important for many of CEPA’s member companies whose pipelines (or proposed pipelines) cross traditional or reserve lands. Direct and honest communication is key to pipelines companies understanding and addressing concerns Aboriginal groups may have about pipelines. For this instalment of the People of Pipelines series, Jody Whitney talks about her role in…