CEPA Tag

May 23, 2018

Why is safety culture a priority for CEPA?

For 25 years, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) has brought Canada’s transmission pipeline operators together to collaborate on safety and improve pipeline performance. This led to the creation and implementation of CEPA Integrity First® in 2012, and continues to drive the industry towards its goal of zero incidents. While CEPA members demonstrate their commitment…
May 17, 2018

Would refining more oil in Canada solve our pipeline capacity problem?

A big debate in the news today is whether Canadian oil producers should sell “value added” products by refining them in Canada before shipping to market. Some of this conversation has been suggesting that refining more oil in Canada would free up pipeline capacity. Sounds like a straightforward solution – but when it comes to…
May 2, 2018

How safety is at the heart of all that pipeline companies do.

April 28th was the National Day of Mourning in Canada, a day commemorating workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents. In 2016, 905 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada. It’s shocking to think that with today’s technology, awareness and education, we are faced with such incredible…
April 26, 2018

Dig in to our quiz and test your knowledge

Is it time to renovate? Build a deck? Plant some trees? Stop. Before taking on any big project, click before you dig, and ensure that you, your family and community are safe. April is Dig Safe Awareness Month, a perfect time to alert everyone about the dangers of disturbing underground infrastructure — including pipelines —…
April 11, 2018

Digging down? Prevent injury and fines by planning ahead

In Canada, there are two seasons – hockey season and construction season. And now that it’s spring, outdoor projects are going to ramp up. With the sun shining, now is the time we start building decks, planting trees and seeing significant construction projects get underway. What we need to remember, however, is that whether you’re…
April 5, 2018

You asked: How deep are pipelines buried?

We often get questions from Canadians looking for more information on pipelines. A recent one is asking about how deep pipelines are buried, and the answer is “it depends.” Depth of cover (how deep pipelines are buried) depends on a number of factors, including location, type of cover, and type of pipeline. For instance, if…
March 14, 2018

How CEPA members protect water crossings

Canada has 8,500 rivers and two million lakes — an enormous amount of water that all Canadians rely on for drinking, washing, recreation and many other activities. Pipelines, by necessity, are sometimes built through waterways and near aquifers. And building infrastructure near water comes with a number of challenges that have to be identified, mitigated…
March 1, 2018

Digging into Integrity First: what exactly is third-party verification?

As part of the Integrity First cycle, companies perform self-assessments on their current systems, processes and practices within identified priority areas. Based on these assessments, members assign a level of maturity: foundational, continually improving, proactive or leading. These assessments then go through third-party verifications to increase trust and credibility; strengthen consistency in the interpretation and…
February 9, 2018

Can regulators benefit from Integrity First?

What comes to mind when you think of ‘regulation’? Traditionally, regulations set detailed rules that protect people and the environment. These are very black and white – either you adhere to every single item or you are subject to enforcement actions. Now, however, the concept of performance-based regulation is gaining ground. Under this model, a…