The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) has issues its third-annual Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance report, which indicates how the association’s members are performing in the areas of safety, the environment and socio-economic contributions.
“We have a responsibility to be open, consistent and accountable to government, regulators, Indigenous groups and all stakeholders,” said Chris Bayle, CEPA Board Chair, President and CEO, Inter Pipeline. “CEPA members strive to operate to the highest safety standards, but know that there is always room to improve. Each CEPA member company is committed to collaborating and going beyond regulation to strengthen safety performance across the entire industry.”
Highlights from the report include:
- Maintained a 99.999% safety record, with an ongoing commitment to reach zero incidents
- Continuing to advance our CEPA Integrity First® program, which enables CEPA’s member companies to work collectively to strengthen the pipeline industry’s performance in critical areas
- Strengthened the safety of pipelines through the induction of the Pipeline Safety Act
- Conducted awareness training programs with Canada’s First Responders
- Reported zero significant liquid releases
- Reported one significant natural gas release that occurred during the maintenance of a natural gas pipeline that was not operating
- Increased investment in innovative technology by over CAN$6 million to CAN$22.8 million.
“A lot of the changes in our industry are a reflection of what we hear from Canadians,” says Chris Bloomer, President and CEO, CEPA. “There is a dynamic discussion about pipelines in Canada, and we all play a role in that conversation. Our goal is that this year’s performance report creates more awareness about what we do every day to ensure the energy we all use is delivered in the safest most responsible way.”