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Do we really need all these pipelines?

Good question. While wind, solar and hydro currently supply close to 18% of Canada’s energy needs, we are not yet at a point where alternative energy sources are capable of meeting today’s energy needs efficiently and effectively. And electric vehicles? Currently they make up less than 2% of vehicles on Canadian roads.

Canada is a cold, vast country, and it requires a lot of energy for people to live here, heat their homes, drive their cars and power the economy. Oil and natural gas are still the most efficient and affordable energy options to serve the more than 37 million people spread across the world’s second-largest country.

In addition, many things Canadians rely on can only be sourced from petroleum products, from asphalt for roads and roofs to jet fuel to the carbon for bike tires.

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Pipelines are an important part of Canada’s energy future.

In the energy lottery, Canadians got lucky. Canada has the third-largest proven oil reserves in the world. These resources are spread across Canada, from the offshore reserves in Newfoundland to the prairies to the oil sands in Alberta to valuable resources in BC.

These natural resources will continue to be part of a bright energy future for Canada. They provide Canadians with energy security in a volatile world. In addition to making up 10% of Canada’s GDP and providing billions of dollars to fund important programs like health care and education, they will also help provide the necessary capital to continue investing in alternative energy sources.

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) members work together to ensure Canada’s energy future is secure. You can be confident one of the world’s safest pipeline systems is responsible for delivering the energy you need.

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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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