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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 25, 2013

Unwind with our annual pipeline crossword

It’s become something of a holiday tradition to share a pipeline crossword in our blog at this time of year. Try out this crossword during your holiday travels or as you unwind after turkey and pie. You can also download, print out and fill in a PDF version of the CEPA crossword puzzle. From all…
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…
November 6, 2013

3 ways the recent CBC report on pipeline safety incidents distorts the facts

Last week the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) released a report, which suggests pipeline incidents in Canada have doubled in the past decade. The CBC’s online interactive map contains data the CBC obtained from the National Energy Board (NEB) and other sources. The manner in which this data is being used is misleading. We’d like to provide…
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…
October 2, 2013

CEPA connects with local communities at UBCM convention

Members of the CEPA team had the opportunity to connect with representatives from local governments and communities while attending this year’s UBCM (Union of British Columbia Municipalities) convention. The annual event was held in Vancouver from Sept. 16-20 and gave CEPA a chance to learn more about communities across B.C. “Connecting with local communities and…