The potential for new major pipeline development in Canada is bleak with the Senate's passing of Bill C-69. Since its introduction in February 2018, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) and its members have been unequivocal in our position: Bill C-69 does not create the clarity and certainty necessary for proponents of major new pipeline projects to risk bringing them forward.
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The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) is deeply disappointed by the federal government's decision to reject critical amendments to Bill C-69, which were the result of extensive, open and honest consultations with Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Those consultations, along with a comprehensive review of the Bill by the Senate, led to nearly 200 amendments which the government has, in large part, ignored. The changes that have been made are marginal and do not go far enough to provide certainty and decrease risks for project proponents and investors.
The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) has released its 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report, highlighting how CEPA's members are performing in the areas of safety, the environment and socio-economic priorities.
While completion of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project will be beneficial to the country as a whole, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association is concerned that the federal government had to buy the pipeline to ensure its construction, and hopes that the regulatory system will be improved moving forward.
The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) has 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 Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) has launched its inaugural transmission pipeline industry performance report. “Committed to Safety, Committed to Canadians” shares CEPA member company pipeline performance from 2010-2014 and details what Canada’s transmission pipeline companies are doing to improve safety, lessen environmental impacts and achieve operational excellence.
CEPA acknowledges the proposed changes to the Pipeline Safety Act has announced by the Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, the Honourable Greg Rickford. Amendments to the Act to enhance pipeline safety and performance align well with the transmission pipeline industry’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.
Member companies of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) will conduct the inaugural Joint Emergency Management Exercise in Edmonton. This exercise comes at a crucial time as industry’s practices and intentions are in the spotlight and pipeline companies are being challenged to demonstrate a commitment to safety.