Transmission pipelines safely transport various forms of liquids and gas across Canada and into the United States. The process is similar for both:
– Product is gathered from wells in the ground and sent through gathering pipelines to a facility where it’s processed or refined. Pumps or compressors move it through the system at a safe pace.
– Once the oil is refined or the gas is processed, it’s moved through feeder pipelines to be distributed to large transmission pipelines.
– Transmission pipelines transport these products the country. It takes about a month to deliver oil and gas products from Alberta to Ontario.
– Distribution pipelines deliver natural gas directly to homes and businesses.