Canadian
energy

Evolving for
tomorrow

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What do we mean by evolving for tomorrow?

The energy mix the world relies on – natural gas, oil, coal, hydropower, wind, nuclear, biomass, solar, tidal, geothermal and hydrogen – is evolving to become more reliable, resilient, sustainable and affordable. Canadian energy, and the pipelines that transport it, are evolving as well.

Reliable

Ensuring the energy you need will be there when you need it.

Sustainable

Fighting climate change by displacing higher-emission energy sources with cleaner-burning fuels such as hydrogen, and advancing technology to capture and remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Resilient

Overcoming obstacles to deliver the energy you need, while providing materials to produce a wide range of vital products we use every day.

Affordable

Ensuring a supply of affordable energy for people to live their lives and for all nations to grow and prosper.

Who is
CEPA?

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) consists of transmission pipeline companies responsible for transporting the majority of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil to markets across North America.

For almost three decades, CEPA members have been working together to safely and responsibly transport the natural gas and oil, and increasingly hydrogen, renewable natural gas and biofuels, that Canada and the world need.

Who is CEPA?

Evolving on
important issues

CLIMATE CHANGE

Addressing energy and
climate challenges

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Hejdi Carlsen
VP Sustainability, Communications and Policy, TC Energy

Hejdi Carlsen
VP Sustainability, Communications and Policy, TC Energy

The world is demanding cleaner, more responsibly produced energy. Canada is not only a trusted source to meet this growing demand, but can help displace other high-emitting energy sources. We must meet domestic and international energy demand in the most environmentally responsible and least GHG intensive way possible.

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Drilldown: Protecting rivers during pipeline construction
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Innovative research: Spilling oil to protect the environment
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INDIGENOUS PARTNERS

Partnering with Indigenous
Peoples

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Michelle Goodkey
Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations, Good Synergies Inc.

Michelle Goodkey
Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations, Good Synergies Inc.

CEPA members operate transmission pipelines throughout Canada, including across Indigenous lands. Our members’ relationships with Indigenous communities are a critical component to building a better future, from good jobs to equity ownership in projects. We recognize the value in building and maintaining mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with Indigenous communities through principled approaches to Indigenous relations.

Learn more about our Indigenous engagement policy

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Working together to protect Indigenous medicinal plants
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Young pipeliners leading the way to support Indigenous reconciliation
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COVID RESPONSE

Delivering the energy you
need no matter what

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Dean Liollio
Board Chair, CEPA
President, Plains Midstream Canada

Dean Liollio
Board Chair, CEPA
President, Plains Midstream Canada

CEPA members prepare for every emergency, including pandemics. When COVID-19 hit, they responded quickly to keep the natural gas and oil Canadians depend on flowing. Constant coordination between members ensures a reliable supply of energy – even in the darkest days of the pandemic. Canada’s pipelines are critical infrastructure in the world’s evolving energy mix, and CEPA members will continue to deliver the energy Canadians need long into the future.

Learn more about how our members responded during the pandemic

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Pipelines: Critical energy infrastructure in the pandemic crisis
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Harnessing Canada’s competitiveness for economic recovery
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CYBERSECURITY

Keeping your energy safe
and secure

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Real talk: How Canada is fighting pipeline cybercrime
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Energy infrastructure is a high-profile target for terrorists and attacks because interrupting the supply of energy can have crippling effects on nations. CEPA members have sophisticated defense systems and protocols in place to proactively guard against cyber threats. CEPA and its members also work closely with government agencies, in both Canada and North America, including the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, RCMP, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Homeland Security and the FBI to protect and enhance the critical energy infrastructure every single Canadian counts on every day.

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We’re on it: Protecting Canadian pipelines from cybercrime
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Pipeline industry catching the digital wave
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2020 pipeline
performance

In the midst of a pandemic, CEPA members safely delivered Canada’s natural gas and oil across Canada and for export to nations throughout the world with one significant liquids incident and zero significant natural gas incidents.

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NATURAL GAS DELIVERY

More than 4.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas was safely delivered by CEPA members in 2020.

CRUDE OIL DELIVERY

More than 1.3 billion barrels of crude oil were safely delivered by CEPA members in 2020.

Socio-economic
contributions

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Monitoring and
prevention

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Health and
safety

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Incident
reporting

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About this
report

Canadians want honest, transparent reporting about the safety, environmental protection and socio-economic contributions of the transmission pipeline industry, as well as our ongoing efforts to evolve for tomorrow.

The 2021 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report captures CEPA member performance in 2020. This voluntary report produced by CEPA (our seventh annual) is part of our industry’s commitment to transparency and accountability as CEPA members work together to share best practices, learn from one another and collectively improve the entire industry to serve Canada and the world.

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About CEPA

Find out more about the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA). CEPA represents the country’s transmission pipeline companies that are working together to safely and responsibly transport the natural gas and oil, and increasingly hydrogen, renewable natural gas and biofuels, that Canada and the world need.

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Benefits and Performance

Discover how CEPA members overcame the challenges of the pandemic in 2020 to safely deliver Canada’s natural gas and oil across Canada and for export to nations throughout the world.

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Evolving for Tomorrow

The energy mix the world relies on is evolving. Explore the many ways CEPA member pipelines are evolving as well to deliver the reliable, resilient, sustainable and affordable energy you need.

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Continuous Improvement

The strength of CEPA is through collaboration – members do not compete on safety. Discover how CEPA members work together to continuously improve the safe and reliable delivery of the energy you need.

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Message from the President & CEO and Board Chair

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