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March 17, 2021

3 reasons why pipeline construction slows down in the spring

With spring in the air, you might assume that the construction companies working with CEPA members are getting ready to ramp up summer pipeline construction projects. In fact, the opposite is true—a lot of pipeline construction is completed in the dead of winter. Adam Reed, Environmental Manager for pipeline construction contractor Michels Canada, says winter…
January 27, 2021

Keeping plastic out of the environment: “It’s the right thing to do”

Plastic is everywhere. It’s in everything – from food packaging to medical equipment to car parts. Soon, one of the most common types of plastic – polypropylene – will be manufactured in Alberta at Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex. Beginning in 2022, the facility will convert locally-sourced propane into about 525,000 tonnes of polypropylene per…
December 16, 2020

2020: A look back at progress for pipelines

In the second of our two-part year-in-review blog series for Canada’s transmission pipeline industry, Chris Bloomer, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), reflects on significant highlights in 2020. In a January blog post earlier this year, you called out some specific industry priorities for 2020. Now that the year is almost…
October 7, 2020
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The ‘E’ in ESG: Environmental performance of pipelines

When portfolio managers make decisions that affect our CPP or RRSPs, we want them to pay close attention to the hard financial data. Things like a company’s earnings, profits and debt levels. But now, many are adding “ESG” to the mix of factors they weigh when deciding which companies to invest in. ESG measures involve…
2020 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report

CEPA 2020 Performance Report: Canadian energy. For a responsible future.

Every year in the fall, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) releases its annual report showing how Canada’s transmission pipeline industry performed in the previous year. The report covers performance against critical measures, including safety, environmental protection and socio-economic contributions. It’s those measures that lead to the safe and responsible delivery of the energy that…
September 16, 2020

How much do you know about energy and pipelines?

Many students recently re-entered schools amid the ongoing fears and uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. As this unusual school year begins, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) members are especially proud to have transported much of the raw materials for the manufacturing of protective items that will keep students and teachers safe in classrooms across our…
September 9, 2020

What is ESG? It’s shaping how pipelines do business

Three letters – E-S-G – are shaping how the energy industry does business. The letters represent environmental, social and governance. And those are some of the performance measures lenders and investors consider when they make decisions for responsible or sustainable investments. ESG isn’t a fad that will go away soon. It’s here, it’s important, and…
January 8, 2020

CEPA outlook for 2020

In 2020, the pipeline industry needs to be focused on three key areas: collaboration, competitiveness and continuous improvement. That’s the view of Chris Bloomer, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), who shared his insights on the industry’s top priorities for 2020. Chris Bloomer, President and CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association About…
December 18, 2019

CEPA’s President reflects on the pipeline industry in 2019

In our final About Pipelines blog of the year, Chris Bloomer, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), shares his thoughts on pipeline developments in 2019 and the future of the industry. Energy Pipeline Industry 2019 Review   About Pipelines: Is the pipeline industry in a better position because of how things…