The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) today released its 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report, highlighting how CEPA’s members are performing in the areas of safety, the environment and socio-economic priorities.
“We are proud of our industry’s performance and how we are prepared to respond in the unlikely event of an incident,” says Chris Bloomer, CEPA President and CEO. “CEPA members are committed to a common goal of zero incidents – no incident is acceptable.”
In 2017, CEPA members safely delivered over 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 5.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
While the number of significant incidents has trended down over the past five years, there was an increase to three significant incidents in 2017 from one in 2016. Two involved liquids pipelines and one involved a natural gas pipeline.
“Pipelines play a vital role in delivering the energy that fuels our lives, supports jobs and drives economic growth across Canada,” says Karl Johannson, CEPA Board Chair and Executive Vice-President & President, Canada and Mexico Gas Pipelines for TransCanada Corporation. “Our industry does not compete on safety. We are committed to collaboration and continuous improvement because we know that Canadians expect our oil and natural gas supplies to be transported in the safest, most responsible manner possible.”
All 13,376 people directly employed by our industry returned home safely at the end of each day in 2017.
Highlights of the 2018 report include:
CEPA represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate almost 135,000 kilometres of pipeline in Canada and the United States. In 2017, these energy highways moved approximately 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 5.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Our members transport 97 per cent of Canada’s daily natural gas and onshore crude oil from producing regions to markets throughout North America.
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