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December 4, 2012

The inside scoop on pipeline safety and the environment

Pipeline safety is important. In fact, for our member companies nothing’s more important. As an industry, pipeline operators understand that Canadians expect pipelines to operate in a way that protects their safety, and that of the environment. And speaking of pipeline safety and the environment, this week we bring you an inside look at the…
November 13, 2012

The pipeline integrity story in numbers

Over the past few months we’ve taken you through the details that make pipelines an exceptionally safe and efficient means of transporting crude oil and natural gas over land. We’ve explained how the pipeline industry’s thorough regulation ensures that the energy needs of Canadians are balanced with the protection of the environment, and guarantees that…
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…
September 26, 2012

Oil and gas on the move: it’s what pipelines do best!

Every single day, crude oil and natural gas is transported over long distances from producing regions of Canada to refineries and processing plants, where these energy sources are converted into useful fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and commercial-grade natural gas. These consumer-ready fuels are then transported to large terminals on the edge of towns and…
September 19, 2012

Protecting pipeline integrity – it’s a full-time job!

Every single day, CEPA member companies' approximately 110,000 kilometres of transmission pipelines transport the energy that heats our homes, powers our vehicles and is used in the manufacturing of many of our household items. And these pipelines are incredibly efficient, transporting millions of barrels of oil every day. All this activity goes on beneath us…