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The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) urges all activists to not engage in dangerous and risky behavior when demonstrating their views about energy development and transportation. While CEPA respects the rights of Canadians to express individual perspectives, tampering with pipelines puts communities and the environment at risk, and is not acceptable.

 

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.

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

 

Quotes

“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

About CEPA

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.

 

For media inquiries, please contact: Leanne Madder at 403 221 8756 or via email at LMadder@cepa.com

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC). The agreement promotes collaboration across various programs related to emergency preparedness and response.

“Firefighters, paramedics and other first responders play a crucial role in the event of a pipeline incident,” says CEPA President and CEO Chris Bloomer. “The MOU allows us to strengthen our relationship with CAFC, while also ensuring our member companies are engaged in understanding and responding to the information and training needs of firefighters.”

In January of 2016, CEPA launched a first-responder awareness program aimed at training, awareness, and communication to protect first responders and the communities they serve. CEPA held safety presentations in municipalities across Canada, introducing firefighters and other officials to what the association does, go over current systems that are in place for emergency response, and ensure there is a consistent approach in the event of a rupture, explosion or other incident.

Throughout 2016, CEPA will work to advance the program to include tools such as online content and face-to-face training sessions that CEPA member companies can use to enhance their first-responder outreach efforts.

“To properly address any major incidents, firefighters must be trained and knowledgeable on the equipment and systems they are encountering to aid in a successful response,” said Chief Paul Boissonneault, President of the CAFC.  “This partnership with CEPA is an important part of training for our firefighters, fire chiefs and other first responders – especially those near major pipeline infrastructure.”

CAFC will also have a seat on CEPA’s External Advisory Panel (EPA) to assist in developing an understanding of the views and needs of emergency responders, the public or other external stakeholders potentially impacted by CEPA’s operations.

About CEPA

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.

About CAFC

Founded in 1909, the CAFC represents fire service leaders from across Canada promoting the highest standard of public safety in an ever changing and increasingly complex world. CAFC meets the emerging challenges and threats to the Canadian public through national leadership, advocacy and active collaboration with all stakeholders interested in public safety.

For media inquiries, please contact: Leanne Madder at 403 221 8756 or via email at LMadder@cepa.com.