Title: Alberta Pipeline Safety Review Author: Theo Abels, Group 10 Engineering Ltd. Publisher: The Alberta government’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) Date: December 7, 2012 Full Text Article Summary: Alberta (the ERCB) provides the most thorough overall regulatory regime of all the assessed Canadian jurisdictions. This is most likely due to the fact that Alberta
Currently, Canada’s oil and gas industry must sell its products at a discount because of restricted market access. Would any other Canadian industry tolerate operating under these conditions?
More than 73,000 kilometers of pipelines are federally regulated in Canada, moving 1.3 billion barrels a year. 99% of liquids transported by these pipelines are delivered safely, and 100% of liquids released from them in the past three years have been recovered
According to a 2014 Fraser Institute study, pipelines are 4.5 times safer than rail as a means of transporting oil and gas.