How safe are Canada's pipelines?

Transmission pipelines are the safest, most responsible way to transport large quantities of natural gas and oil across long distances.

Safety is the number one priority for Canada’s pipeline industry. With a collective goal of reaching zero incidents, CEPA members do not compete on pipeline safety. They work together to continuously improve on what is already one of the best safety records in the world.

Canada’s transmission pipeline industry is at the cutting edge of innovation and technology aimed at preventing damage, monitoring and inspecting pipelines and responding to emergencies. Thousands of highly trained engineers, scientists and environmental experts are behind the scenes ensuring Canada’s pipeline infrastructure is the safest in the world.

Safety is engrained into every aspect of a pipeline company’s operations. It’s more than an idea – it’s a discipline that influences every employee’s and contractor’s actions on the job, and every decision made about the pipes in the ground.

The pipeline industry has an impeccable safety record—99.999 per cent of the natural gas and oil that is transported through CEPA members’ pipelines makes it safely to its destination. The industry is committed to getting that number to zero through extensive research, investments and improvements to ensure the protection of the environment and the safety of those who live and work around pipelines.