The pipeline integrity story in numbers
Over the past few months we’ve taken you through the details that make pipelines an exceptionally safe and efficient means of transporting crude oil and natural gas over land.
We’ve explained how the pipeline industry’s thorough regulation ensures that the energy needs of Canadians are balanced with the protection of the environment, and guarantees that the varying interests of affected parties are considered.
We’ve explored how pipelines are designed to be safe – right from the materials used to build them, through to the highly scientific methods used to protect their special coatings.
We’ve described the tools, technology and processes that protect pipeline integrity, including 24/7 monitoring, and regular inspections and maintenance.
And we’ve gone through processes that are in place to protect the environment and the public when a pipeline spills.
So what does all of this add up to? The numbers in the charts below tell the rest of the story.
We’re proud of these numbers, but we know they’re not perfect. And that’s why our member companies take all of the steps described above in an effort to strive for zero leaks. To learn even more about pipelines, check out our Fact Book.
The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate approximately 110,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada. In 2011, these energy highways moved approximately 1.2 billion barrels of liquid petroleum products and 5.3 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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