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October 31, 2018
SmartBall

Pipeline tool detects pinhole leaks as it rolls along

It looks a bit like a brightly-coloured bowling ball, punctuated with small holes,  but the SmartBall platform is a far cry from a simple piece of granite. It’s a highly-sensitive, multi-sensor device that can detect pinhole leaks in pipelines 4-inches in diameter and larger with two-metre accuracy and can be used to access piggable or…
October 24, 2018
pipeline performance report

Incidents, investments and safety: Canada’s pipelines in 2017

This is part of a blog post series about the performance of the pipeline industry as detailed in the 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report. You can read the full report at pr18.cepa.com. In 2017, CEPA members safely delivered over 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 5.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. And…
October 10, 2018

Integrity First sets the standard for the pipeline industry

This is part of a blog post series about the performance of the pipeline industry as detailed in the 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Report. You can read the full report at pr18.cepa.com. As Canadians, we have high expectations for the companies that deliver the energy we rely on for life in Canada. And for good…
October 3, 2018

5 ways the pipeline industry is building the future now

Building the Future Now. It wasn’t just the theme and focus at the International Pipeline Conference 2018 (IPC) held in Calgary from Sept 24 to 28. It was also a declaration of the pipeline industry’s commitment to the public – that it is continuously making improvements in transparency, safety, environmental stewardship, diversity and innovation. In…
September 26, 2018

Pipeline performance: Why sharing knowledge matters

This is the first in a series of blog posts about the performance of the pipeline industry as detailed in the 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Report. You can read the full report at pr18.cepa.com. In June 2018, researchers deliberately spilled a small amount of crude oil and diluted bitumen into a carefully-contained lake near Kenora,…
September 19, 2018

Getting answers to your questions about pipelines

Canadians regularly reach out to CEPA with questions about pipelines, particularly around safety. We appreciate the opportunity to answer these questions – here’s our response to a few recent ones we’ve received in the ‘Your Questions’ section of our website. Why do pipelines burst? – Jacke, Kitchener, ON Pipeline incidents, while rare, can occur when…
September 12, 2018

5 things to know about clean-burning, cost-efficient natural gas

Natural gas is among Canada’s most abundant and cleanest energy resources. Indeed, 27 per cent of Canada’s energy needs are provided by natural gas. The convenient, reliable use of the natural gas we require for transportation, heating, electrical generation and other daily needs would not be possible without the vast network of transmission pipelines operated…
September 6, 2018

Infographic: 8 ways oil and gas power the classroom

If you noticed a slight chill in the air this morning, it can only mean one thing: Summer is coming to an end and it’s time for students to head back to school. Everyday the oil and natural gas transported through transmission pipelines enables the educational experiences of students across the country. In every classroom…
August 29, 2018

Picture this – preventing incidents with technology

  Can pipeline companies shut down a pipeline if there is an issue? Canadians often ask us how ready pipeline companies are to respond in the unlikely event of an emergency. The answer is… they are always ready. A big reason why is because pipeline companies invest in technologies that enable them to closely monitor…
August 23, 2018

Why emergency response exercises are essential

Knowing what to do in an emergency is critical. For CEPA members, preparation is one of the most important safety measures to ensure readiness in the unlikely event a pipeline incident occurs. This includes regular emergency response exercises. Emergency response exercises are planned and executed to make sure everyone has in-depth training and practice experience…