environmental protection Tag

November 7, 2012

A sneak peek at the safety culture of the pipeline industry

Pipeline safety. It’s a topic you hear about a lot these days. And that’s because, for the pipeline industry, it’s a top priority. A strong safety culture is in place to protect the public, employees and the environment. It’s the materials used to build the pipelines themselves; it’s the constant monitoring and high-tech inspection tools…
November 1, 2012

What’s the deal with those pipeline hearings anyway?

Take a scan through the latest media headlines and you’re sure to see some mention of public hearings on proposed pipeline projects. And as we’ve been out in the community talking to Canadians, it’s clear this is on top of many people's minds. You’ve got questions – and we’ve got answers. What’s the point of a…
October 24, 2012

When a pipeline spills…

Pipelines do spill, but rarely. Nobody wants an incident to occur, least of all the pipeline companies. Spills can cost a lot of money and, if not properly contained or cleaned up, they can cause harm to the environment. We know that this can happen. And when it does, great efforts are always taken to ensure that it…
October 17, 2012

Pipeline industry priority: zero leaks

Pipelines are one of the safest, most reliable and most efficient means of transporting crude oil and natural gas over land. They do this every day; transporting the energy we rely on to go about our daily lives and play an important role in the strength of the Canadian economy. Just how much oil and…
October 3, 2012

One week, two events, plenty of pipeline talk

Last week (September 24 – 28) was a busy week for CEPA as we participated in meaningful conversations about pipelines at two important events. Here in Calgary, CEPA was co-sponsor with ASME, of the International Pipeline Conference (IPC), a biennial conference that has been held in the city since 1996. At the same time, CEPA…
August 28, 2012

Pipelines: part of Canada’s past and future

Our world looks so different when viewed through an airplane window – we can see highways and railway tracks twisting and weaving their way through the prairies and mountains. In cities, we see the streets that form neighbourhoods and link people to businesses, hospitals and schools. These transportation networks bring us the food and products…