August 16, 2018

The 4 phases of emergency management

The starting point of a thorough emergency management plan is not rapid response or high-tech equipment. It’s prevention. CEPA members are constantly working toward a goal of zero incidents. That’s why their pipeline infrastructure is well-designed, comprehensively maintained and constantly monitored. However, if an incident does occur, they are ready to take action immediately —…
August 8, 2018
emergency response equipment

4 things to know about emergency response equipment

Pipeline incidents are rare. However, in the unlikely event that an incident does occur, CEPA members are ready to respond quickly. That’s because they implement emergency preparedness plans, have agreements in place to access additional resources and expertise, and use specialized equipment to quickly contain and recover product that may have been released. It’s part…
July 25, 2018
Canadian energy

Oh, Canada. We need to talk about energy. Openly and politely.

The conversation on energy has been, well, a little heated lately in Canada. The issues are important — important enough to be discussed in a patriotic and respectful way. You know, in a Canadian way. That’s the message in a new video from Calgary Economic Development, which is hoping to bring a little humour and…
July 18, 2018
summer road trips fuel

Eight ways petroleum products fuel summer road trips

It’s July — a month that often signals road trip time, whether it’s off to a tourist destination or the family cabin. No matter where you’re headed, petroleum products delivered by CEPA members’ transmission pipelines are crucial to an enjoyable holiday. Safety first: You wouldn’t hit the road without doing some basic car maintenance, like…
July 5, 2018

Does the low-carbon future include pipelines?

Do your vacation plans this summer include any flights? Or maybe you’re racking up the frequent flyer points travelling for business? Travel is among the activities that relies most heavily on pipelines. While progress is being made on electric ground transportation, there is no alternative to jet fuel on the near horizon. And jet fuel,…
June 28, 2018

When was the best time to start building new pipelines?

Yesterday would have been a much better time to start building more Canadian pipeline capacity. That’s the message from CIBC Capital Markets economic analysts, who recently wrote an article for CIBC Capital Markets Economic Insights entitled Pipelines: Easing the Bottleneck. The authors explain how Canada’s economy is in dire need of more pipelines. They state…
June 21, 2018

How data is helping pipeline companies monitor water crossings

There is nothing like getting out for a walk after work on a warm spring day. The sun is still shining, the snow is all melting, and the rivers and streams that you stroll past are all rushing. It’s serene and relaxing. Unless you work for a pipeline operator and it’s your job to make…
June 15, 2018

What happens if a smart PIG gets stuck in a pipeline?

We get questions from Canadians all the time, and we do our best to answer them. If you have a question about pipelines, send it to us here. CEPA members are committed to operating their pipelines in the safest and most responsible way. To make sure pipelines are operating safely, they use a variety of…
June 7, 2018

How is the transmission pipeline industry listening to Canadians?

Canada’s transmission pipelines connect all of Canada to safe and responsible energy. Because our members reach such a broad and inclusive geography, we feel it’s important to listen to a broad and inclusive group of stakeholders. That’s why we hold Pipeline Dialogue events. Earlier this year, we held a Pipeline Dialogue event in Calgary to…
May 30, 2018

CEPA answers your pipeline questions

You asked, we answered. This is the first blog in a series that will explore common questions Canadians have about pipelines and the oil and gas industry, answered by industry experts. Now more than ever, Canadians are interested in pipelines. They’re curious about the future of petroleum products, carbon taxes, greenhouse gases and alternative fuels.…