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Canadian Energy Pipeline Association releases industry performance report

Published by Brad Fougere on November 04, 2015

Transmission pipelines are critical energy infrastructure. For more than 60 years, pipelines have operated across the country and in communities delivering energy used every day. This industry has committed to fulfilling that essential role safely, reliably and efficiently.

The group representing pipeline companies in Canada, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, recently released a report outlining the performance of its member companies titled Committed to Safety. Committed to Canadians.

The report shares CEPA member company pipeline performance from 2010-2014 and outlines multiple initiatives and forums, leaders and experts in the pipeline industry that are working together to improve safety, lessen environmental impacts and achieve operational excellence.

Some key statistics on the industry’s recent safety performance that you’ll find in the report include:·        

  • In 2014, there were 122 liquids and natural gas spills and releases, four categorized as significant
  • $2.9 billion invested in maintaining and monitoring member pipeline systems over two years (2013 and 2014)      
  • 45,306 kilometres of pipeline inspected in 2014 using sophisticated in-line inspection devices
  • 335 emergency response exercises held in 2014

Despite the industry's 99.999 per cent safe delivery record, the member companies are acutely aware of the risks associated with its operations.The shared vision of CEPA and its member companies is zero pipeline incidents and CEPA’s member companies take their responsibility to safely deliver energy very seriously, the report details.

CEPA Integrity First® is a critical industry-led program highlighted in the report. It represents is one example of how CEPA and its members are working together to define and implement best practices that improve industry performance in pipeline safety, environmental protection and socio-economic practices.


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