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September 23, 2015

How pipeline companies are taking action against a Canadian crop killer (part 2)

Last week's post looked at club root; an invasive soil pathogen that attacks canola crops and poses a serious threat to farmers’ livelihoods. This week we explore the measures Canadian transmission pipeline companies are taking to ensure they aren't spreading club root during their construction, reclamation and maintenance activities. This is a continuation of our conversation with Dave Kerr,…
September 16, 2015

How pipeline companies are taking action against a Canadian crop killer (part 1)

With over 115,000 kilometres of transmission pipelines in Canada, it’s likely that some will cross farmland. And that’s a responsibility that pipeline operators take very seriously. In previous posts, we discussed how pipeline operators protect soil during construction, and mitigate impacts to agricultural land, but this week we’re taking a look at a recent and serious…
August 26, 2015

When it comes to transporting oil and gas, one pipe doesn’t fit all

Types of Pipelines In Canada In a previous post on this blog, we told you about the vast network of infrastructure operating underneath us every day. This includes over 830,000 kilometres of pipelines, transporting the energy we use to power our daily lives. That’s a lot of pipe – but when it comes to transporting…
August 19, 2015

Spotlight on Saskatchewan: where pipelines meet conservation trails

Earlier this summer, pipeline workers walked a section of native prairie along the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan clearing brush and debris and carrying signposts. They weren’t working on a pipeline route. They were working on a low-impact hiking trail that will help the public better understand a threatened ecosystem. “The native prairie is unknown to…
August 12, 2015

4 ways to make Canada a leader in pipeline innovation

This is the final post in a two part blog series about the Canadian Pipeline Technology Collaborative. What Canadian resources do you associate with pipelines? Probably oil and gas, right? But there’s another abundant resource we would like associated with the word pipelines – the innovative minds of Canada’s academics. Last week, we told you about the…
April 22, 2015

Pipeline industry acknowledges federal budget’s continued support for responsible resource development

CALGARY, AB – 22 APRIL 2015 – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) acknowledges the release of the federal budget containing measures which continue to reinforce the need for continued capacity for safety oversight and environmental protection by the National Energy Board (NEB) and ongoing funding for the Major Projects Management Office (MPMO). “CEPA and…
February 11, 2015

What’s being ‘uncovered’ by pipeline retirement research

This is the final post in CEPA’s pipeline retirement blog series. If you want to learn about how and why pipelines are retired, check out these posts: Pipeline retirement 101 and Busting 5 pipeline retirement myths.  A retired pipeline has reached the end of its operating life, but what doesn’t end is a pipeline company’s commitment to…