CALGARY, June 27, 2016 /CNW/ – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) today announced the publication of its second annual transmission pipeline industry performance report. The 2016 report shares details on how CEPA members are performing in the areas of safety and the environment and how the industry is contributing to the well-being of Canada.
The intention of the report is to demonstrate our continued accountability as an industry, to educate and inform Canadians, and to tell the stories about progress that's been made – and where improvements are still required.
To view the 2016 Pipeline Industry Performance Report, click here.
How we are continuing to improve:
- Enhancing emergency preparedness and response through improved transparency and the launch of a National Spill Response Program
- Developing a national strategy for pipeline leak detection
- Continuing to build our CEPA Integrity First® program, which enables CEPA's member companies to work collectively to strengthen the pipeline industry's performance in critical areas
- Engaging with over 100 biologists, engineers and government officials to produce the fifth edition of our comprehensive guidelines for constructing transmission pipelines across bodies of water
- Collaborating with various groups of stakeholders such as First Nations, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and CEPA's External Advisory Panel to ensure we're focusing our efforts on what matters to Canadians
“A key goal of this report is to provide balanced, honest and transparent information that will help Canadians to make their own informed decision about the transmission pipeline industry.” – Chris Bloomer, CEPA President and CEO
“The report addresses the key areas of concern for Canadians: safety, environmental protection, the economic impacts and what we're doing to build trust with stakeholders. It not only shows the tangible actions we've taken over the past year to improve, but also what we're doing to become better.” – Leon Zupan, CEPA Board Chair and Chief Operating Officer, Enbridge
CEPA represents Canada's transmission pipeline companies who operate about 134,000 kilometres of pipeline in Canada and the United States. In 2015, these energy highways moved approximately 1.2 billion barrels of liquid petroleum products and 5.4 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.
SOURCE Canadian Energy Pipeline Association