What role do pipelines play in our everyday lives?

Every single Canadian benefits from the pipeline industry.

Not only do pipelines help pay for health care, education, infrastructure and other programs that are important to Canadians, they also transport the products used to make countless everyday items – from bottles and packaging, to medical equipment and supplies. In a single day, we use energy in dozens of ways – and in Canada, 97 per cent of that energy is transported via pipeline.

Powering our lives

From the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night, it’s difficult to find a moment when you haven’t used energy transported by a pipeline. Gas may heat your home, provide your electricity and cook your food. Petroleum products made from oil power our planes, trains and automobiles. Oil is used to harvest the crops for your food and clothing and get it to the store.

Polypropylene is a popular type of plastic made from propane, which is used to make a wide variety of items, including bottles and containers, vehicle parts, solar panel and wind turbine parts, and medical equipment and supplies.

Over 6,000 other products we use on a regular basis are made from petroleum, including shampoo, computers and vitamins.

Every Canadian also benefits from the significant economic contributions made by the pipeline industry, including thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in tax revenue and direct investments into communities.

Energy powers life in Canada.

Energy powers life in Canada.

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