environmental protection Tag

February 25, 2015

What do young people really think of pipelines?

This is the first post in CEPA’s “Young people of pipelines” blog series, which features interviews with members of the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada, an organization made up of current and aspiring young professionals working in Canada’s pipeline industry. Prime Minister John Diefenbaker officially opened the Trans-Canada Highway in 1962. Over 50 years later,…
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…
February 4, 2015

Busting 5 pipeline retirement myths

This is the second post in CEPA’s pipeline retirement blog series. Read the first post here: Pipeline retirement 101. Canadians hear a lot about the safety of new pipeline projects. But what about the safety of pipelines that are no longer needed? If a pipeline permanently retires, the National Energy Board (NEB) calls the process…
January 21, 2015

Pipeline retirement 101: Uncovering the truth

Learn About Pipeline Retirement This is the first post in CEPA’s pipeline retirement blog series.  Just like other transportation infrastructure such as railroads and bridges, Canada’s pipeline routes adapt to changing demand. This sometimes means sections of line are retired if they are no longer needed. “Demand for transportation service changes over time,” explained Francis…
January 14, 2015

Clean energy from natural gas pipelines? It’s true.

Natural gas heats more than 50 per cent of Canadian homes, and it supplies almost half of the energy needed to run Canada’s industries. Thanks to past innovations, our country has a technically advanced pipeline system to deliver this critical resource safely around the country. And thanks to continued innovation, natural gas pipeline operations are…
November 19, 2014

Pipelines and rivers: Preparing for a flood

In June 2013, Canadians watched as surging floodwaters destroyed highways, bridges and homes across Alberta. Floods pose a serious risk to community safety and to critical infrastructure, like pipelines. Although pipeline infrastructure is buried below the ground, floods can threaten pipelines, especially where they cross under rivers and streams. That’s why pipeline companies are continuously…
November 12, 2014

Pipelines and rivers: 5 ways to keep them both safe

With more than 8,500 rivers that traverse the country, Canada’s energy highways sometimes have to cross under rivers in order to deliver the petroleum products Canadians use every day. Pipeline companies take extra precautions when crossing rivers (known as watercourse crossings) to ensure the river’s ever-changing geology does not affect the pipeline buried below. By…
October 28, 2014

Do pipeline companies need social license?

Although the words “social license” are now common in pipeline conversations, the idea of social license is relatively new – the term was actually coined by a Canadian mining consultant named Jim Cooney in the late 1990s. Social license may be a new idea, but it is one of the most important issues in the…
October 1, 2014

Watch how it works: Pipeline emergency response equipment

CEPA’s members spent more than $1.4 billion on pipeline safety in 2013 because the number one priority of the pipeline industry is to prevent incidents and to be prepared to quickly and effectively respond if an emergency occurs. These videos, from the CEPA Joint Emergency Management Exercise on Sept. 24, will give you an insider’s…