What do pipelines do for my province?

The benefits of oil and gas stretch far and wide across Canada. These resources are found in just about every province and territory, and pipelines get them to the people who need it – throughout Canada and the world. A reliable, safe supply of oil and gas provides a better life for all – through jobs, taxes, community investment and supporting local companies.

Infographic of How transmission pipelines contribute to Canada's economy

Infographic: How do transmission pipelines contribute to Canada?


Powering the provinces and territories

Every province has a unique mix of industries that powers their economy and provides jobs for the people who live there. For B.C., it includes forestry, mining, fishing and oil and gas. Saskatchewan has agriculture, potash and oil and gas. And in Newfoundland, there is fishing, mining and oil and gas. In fact, the oil and gas industry operates in 12 of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories, and pipelines are the safest way to deliver oil and gas to the people who use it.

Pipelines bring prosperity to all parts of Canada.

Powering Canada

The taxes generated by pipelines flow through the federal government to fund valuable programs for Canadians. Can we connect individual programs to the source of taxes? Not really. The pipeline industry contributed $1.5 billion to government tax revenues in 2015, including income, property, motor-fuel and carbon taxes. But you can imagine the impact that has on health care or education.

Pipelines put billions into government programs in Canada.

You Asked

Why does the common person still need fossil fuels? In homes we can have electric heaters/ovens/stoves... On the road there are electric alternatives. I know for industrial and commercial we still really need fossil fuels HOWEVER there are options that SHOULD be subsidized by the govt that are greener. Really the only reason I can see having pipelines is for mass power generation at natural gas burning power plants and even then they now have technology that can store 100% of all gas fired power plant emissions (seriously this is a thing look it up online). As a society we NEED TO work together to make this happen, it may not be easy or cheap but it has to happen NOW...- Ryan, Abbotsford, BC
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