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Only a few provinces benefit from pipelines.

The oil and natural gas industry is an important part of Alberta’s economy, but the truth is every single province and territory, and every single Canadian, receives considerable benefits from pipelines.

The third-largest oil reserves in the world are spread across Canada, from Newfoundland to the northern tundra to the Saskatchewan prairies to the oil sands in Alberta to resources in BC. And pipelines move the energy to the people who need it.

These resources provide energy that every single Canadian counts on. Sometimes it’s obvious, like fuel for cars, planes, trains, cooking and heating. Other times, it may be hidden, like harvesting and transporting food, powering fishing boats and ferries, or producing thousands of items we use daily, from cell phones to toothbrushes. Approximately 65% of Canada’s energy is currently provided by oil and natural gas.

The world benefits from our resources as well. Canadian LNG (liquefied natural gas) is a vital fuel to help other nations reduce their carbon output, fuelling a lower-carbon future.

And then there are the billions of dollars oil and natural gas provides to the federal and provincial governments every year for vital programs.

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Pipelines move billions of dollars into Canada’s economy nationwide.

People need jobs to support their families, and governments need tax revenues to support vital programs. Pipelines are an important source for both.

Pipelines directly provide over 15,000 jobs, and indirectly enable over 900,000 jobs across Canada, as well as the livelihoods of millions of Canadians.

Since 2008, oil and natural gas has contributed over $200 billion to fund vital government social programs like health care and education.

And since 2005, oil and natural gas has contributed almost $1 trillion to Canada’s GDP.

The energy mix has changed, but Canada’s dependence on modern transmission pipelines to safely provide the energy you need has not. Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) members are working together to build a better energy future for Canada and the world.

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Increasing world population and the growing global economy mean energy demand is rising. While solar and wind energy production is rising, forecasts indicate oil and natural gas could still provide the majority of the world’s energy in 2040.

Pipelines, and pipeline operators, remain a vital part of the evolving energy ecosystem Canada and the world depend on.

World energy demand is growing.

Demand for oil and natural gas to meet the world’s needs will also grow.

Petroleum supply in Canada is exceeding pipeline capacity.

Canada is well positioned to meet the world’s need for responsibly produced energy.

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reasons your pipelines are important to your future.

Yes, they are your pipelines. They transport Canada’s natural resources that you and all other Canadians count on.

The energy you need to live and thrive

Pipelines safely transport the oil and natural gas Canadians count on for heating, cooking, transporting goods, growing food and so much more.

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The quality of life you enjoy in Canada

Pipelines generate enormous economic benefits that you and every other Canadian count on – close to $1 trillion contributed to Canada’s GDP since 2005 – for services like health care and education.

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Technology and innovation that lead the world

Thousands of engineers and environmental experts work together to ensure Canada’s pipeline infrastructure is among the very best in the world.

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Built and operated to the highest standards

Among the strictest safety and environmental standards in the world.

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Keeping Canada strong

All Canadians can be secure in the knowledge that the energy they need to survive and thrive will always be available.

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Progressive energy system

An energy ecosystem that evolves through technology and innovation to embrace smart options and address environmental and social issues.

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Employing thousands of Canadians

Providing valuable careers in communities across Canada, as well as supporting 900,000 jobs in the energy industry and the livelihoods of millions of Canadians.

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World leader in energy

Canada is respected worldwide for our responsibly produced energy.

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Built the Canadian way

The story is uniquely Canadian. Transmission pipeline operators do not compete on safety, but instead work together to build a safe, smart and secure energy future for Canada.

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Cleaner energy for the world

Canada’s natural gas is helping to replace higher-carbon energy sources and fuel a lower-carbon future.

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