Yes, the energy mix has changed, but we still need oil and natural gas. There are growing sources of renewable energy in the mix, like wind, solar and hydro, that are approaching 18% of the energy Canadians consume. (Source: Natural Resources Canada). This is good. We are an energy-intensive society with an appetite that continues to grow. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2018 forecasts global energy demand will grow 25% by 2040.
Life takes energy, and currently Canadians rely on oil and natural gas for approximately 65% of their energy needs. And the National Energy Board forecasts Canada’s energy demands will continue to increase, with oil and natural gas still accounting for the majority in 2040.
Homes need to be heated, vast distances need to be crossed by car, plane or train, food needs to be harvested and shipped. And that’s just the beginning of what oil and natural gas contribute to your life.Tell me more about pipelines I have a question about pipelines
Oil and natural gas are woven into almost every aspect of your life. From the time you wake up in the morning to cook breakfast to the toothbrush you use before going to bed.
Along with powering planes, trains, automobiles, trucks, tractors, ships, heating, cooking and electricity, there are over 6,000 things made from petroleum products. Things like asphalt for roads and roofs, carbon for bike tires, even shampoo, computers, vitamins and toothbrushes.
Oil and natural gas also powers social programs Canadians value, like public education and health care, contributing a significant amount of money to federal and provincial governments – over $200 billion since 2008.
As our energy mix evolves, Canadians can continue to count on Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) members to provide one of the world’s best pipeline systems to deliver the energy they need for life in Canada.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.