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September 25, 2013

Participation in National Energy Board hearings: what you need to know

Many of you probably read Dr. Brenda Kenny’s op-ed titled Pipelines and freedom of speech published in some Canadian dailies last week. In the op-ed, Dr. Kenny, CEPA’s former president and CEO, clarified misinformation about the role of the National Energy Board (NEB) and its hearing process. With this post, we wanted to follow-up on…
August 28, 2013

Government reports continue dialogue on pipeline safety

Pipeline safety is important to Canadians. We know this because Canadians are asking the government to take an active approach on regulation and review. For example, last week the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources and the Government of Alberta released two separate reports involving pipeline safety. We encourage these discussions…
July 17, 2013

Scientists around the world agree: Diluted bitumen is not more corrosive

The science is settled. Is Diluted Bitumen more corrosive than conventional crude oil? A few weeks ago, a study conducted by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reported that the transportation of diluted bitumen is no more corrosive than conventional crude. “The science is settled,” said Joe Oliver, Canada's minister of natural resources in a…
March 19, 2013

Mythmakers erode pipeline debate for Canadians

The Canadian public deserves a healthy debate regarding pipelines. They also deserve a debate that is low on rhetoric and high on facts. Unfortunately the political climate is so charged on this topic right now, some parties have resorted to mythmaking. It’s one thing to have an opinion, it’s entirely another to manufacture misinformation to…
March 6, 2013

5 more facts to know about diluted bitumen

Last week we told you about a new report detailing scientific findings that settle the diluted bitumen debate once and for all. The Dilbit Corrosivity (PDF) report from UK-based Penspen Integrity states that diluted bitumen is not more corrosive than conventional crude. This fact alone invalidates myths being spread by industry critics about the transportation…
February 27, 2013

It’s a fact: diluted bitumen is not more corrosive than conventional crude

FACT: diluted bitumen is not more corrosive than conventional crude. This week, Penspen Integrity, a division of Penspen Limited based in the UK, released their Dilbit Corrosivity Report (PDF) that unequivocally debunks a myth spread by industry critics regarding the transportation of diluted bitumen (PDF). This isn’t news to us. As an industry, we know that diluted bitumen is…
December 26, 2012

Test your pipeline knowledge with our holiday crossword!

Here at CEPA we hope you're enjoying a festive holiday season! With quiet holiday afternoons in mind, we created this pipeline themed crossword puzzle to help you pass the time. Hint: if you're stuck, you can find all the answers in our past blog posts. Enjoy! Across icondrawer.com 2) Pipeline __________ are developed to balance our…
December 19, 2012

On the 12 days of Christmas, Canada’s pipelines gave to me…

On the 12 days of Christmas, Canada's pipelines gave to me: (be sure to sing it to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas", as you read it!)   Homes happily heated  En-er-gy transported icondrawer.com E-lec-tri-ci-ty   Fuel for my car Job opp-or-tun-ities Con-sum-er goods Pharma-ceu-ti-cals   Tax re-ven-ue Hi-tech integrity Ex-port in-come Diesel fuelled…
December 13, 2012

You asked, we answered: Is lobbying a legitimate practice?

There’s been a lot of talk about lobbying and the role of lobbyists in mainstream media recently. At CEPA we call this advocating, and it’s part of our role in representing Canada’s transmission pipeline companies. This week, we’re giving you the ins and outs of how lobbying in Canada works, and how we fit into…