It’s easier to move forward when we see all sides. So, let’s dive in.

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I don’t think we need all this oil moving by pipelines.

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.

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Pipelines enable countless things you need for life in Canada.

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.

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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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