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September 12, 2012

Pipelines: safe by design

There are approximately 110,000 kilometres of transmission pipelines operating underground in Canada, transporting millions of barrels of oil every day. And because pipeline operators place such a high importance on operating these pipelines safely, most of us aren’t even aware this is going on beneath us. This seeming “invisibility” is a direct result of the…
September 5, 2012

The basics of pipeline regulation

Pipelines are one of the safest, most cost effective and environmentally friendly way of transporting energy. There are a lot of factors that contribute to this reality. One of the main factors is the substantial regulation of the pipeline industry. Pipeline regulation can be a complex topic, so we’ve put together this post to give you…
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…
August 22, 2012

The everyday power of pipelines

What do the following everyday items have in common? Band-Aids Bicycle, hockey and ski helmets Life jackets Toothbrushes Heart valves Running shoes Bicycle tires Waterproof jackets All of these items help our families live safe and healthy lives. But that’s not the only thing that links them – they also have a connection to pipelines.…
August 9, 2012

CEPA Announces Integrity First® Program

Calgary, AB – August 9, 2012 – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) today announced CEPA Integrity First®, an industry-wide initiative that will improve pipeline safety and environmental and social performance (also see advertisement and press conference video below). “Pipelines are a fundamental component of Canada’s economy and our industry knows it can do more…
July 20, 2012

CEPA Supports Pipeline Safety Review

Calgary, July 20, 2012 – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) strongly supports the announcement made by Alberta’s Minister of Energy this morning regarding a comprehensive review of pipeline integrity programs, watercourse crossings and emergency response plans. Brenda Kenny, former President and CEO, stated that regulatory oversight is an important component to ensure Canadian pipelines remain the safest…
April 9, 2012

CEPA Supports Pilot Project for Monitoring Health and Safety Best Practices

Calgary, April 9th 2012 – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) supports a new pilot project designed to review health and safety processes within pipeline contractor management systems. The pilot project will utilize a risk-based management methodology to examine various aspects of participating organizations safety management systems, including documentation, investigations, metrics, primary controls and objectives over a six…
March 29, 2012

Regulatory Reforms Focus On Issues Important To The Pipeline Industry

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) strongly supports the announcement made in the Federal Government budget regarding the need to reform current regulatory processes when reviewing and deciding on major pipeline projects. “This announcement is very good news for the pipeline industry,” Dr. Brenda Kenny, former president of CEPA, said today. “We strongly support this…
January 18, 2012

CEPA Disappointed with Further Delay of The Keystone XL Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2012) - The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association is disappointed with the decision by the US Administration to reject the Keystone XL project as currently proposed. This project intends to provide a reliable and safe source of oil for American refineries while at the same time offer significant economic opportunities for American…
January 10, 2012

CEPA Agrees with Federal Minister of Natural Resources’ Call for Federal Regulatory Reform

Calgary, January 10, 2012/CNW/ – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association agrees with the Federal Minister of Natural Resources’ call for federal regulatory reform. CEPA President Dr. Brenda Kenny stated that on behalf of an association representing companies planning to invest multi-billion dollars in pipeline projects, reforms that will improve federal project review process are welcomed…