The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) today released its sixth annual report highlighting the transmission pipeline industry’s performance in the areas of safety, environmental protection and socio-economic contributions.
In 2019, Canada’s vast network of transmission pipelines extended 118,500 kilometres, safely delivering more than 5.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 1.7 billion barrels of crude oil.
“Canadian natural gas and oil transmission pipelines have been safely delivering the energy we all rely on every day for more than six decades, but it’s during challenging times like these that we truly understand how essential our business is to the well-being of society,” said Tracy Robinson, CEPA Board Chair and Executive Vice-President, President Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines and President Coastal GasLink, TC Energy.
The performance report provides a transparent look at the number of incidents along CEPA members’ rights-of-way. There were nine incidents in 2019, a decrease of over 50% from the previous year:
“While we are pleased with the drop in incidents in 2019, no incident is acceptable,” said Chris Bloomer, CEPA President and CEO. “CEPA members share best practices and continuously improve on what are already some of the safest, most advanced pipelines in the world, making Canada a global leader in the responsible production and transportation of natural gas and oil.”
This year’s report – titled “Canadian Energy. For a Responsible Future.” – focuses on Canada’s role as a global leader in environment, social and governance (ESG) performance. It also looks at the industry’s commitment to incident prevention, environmental protection and socio-economic contributions. Highlights from 2019 include:
The full 2020 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report is available at https://pr20.cepa.com.
The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) consists of transmission pipeline companies responsible for transporting the majority of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil to markets across North America and into ports for export to the world. For 27 years, CEPA members have been working together to safely and responsibly transport the natural gas and oil that Canada and the world need. For more information, please visit www.cepa.com or www.aboutpipelines.com.
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