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.Tell me more about pipelines I have a question about pipelines
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.Tell me more about pipelines I have a question about pipelines
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.
Yes, they are your pipelines. They transport Canada’s natural resources that you and all other Canadians count on.
Pipelines safely transport the oil and natural gas Canadians count on for heating, cooking, transporting goods, growing food and so much more.
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.
Thousands of engineers and environmental experts work together to ensure Canada’s pipeline infrastructure is among the very best in the world.
All Canadians can be secure in the knowledge that the energy they need to survive and thrive will always be available.
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.
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.