CALGARY – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) has launched a new website that allows Canadians to locate and learn about nearby pipelines.
Using the About Pipelines Map, which operates through Google Maps, users can enter their address, postal code, city or province to find the exact location of pipelines in their area.
The map lets users see information like the age of the pipeline, which company it’s operated by, who regulates it and what product it transports.
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“We recognized the need to develop a user friendly tool that people can use to see exactly where transmission pipeline infrastructure is located,” said CEPA President and CEO Brenda Kenny in a news release. “It’s a great resource for people to get better informed about this critical infrastructure that impacts all of our lives.”
The About Pipelines Map does not include other types of pipelines, such as gathering, feeder and distribution lines.
CEPA operates about 117,000 kilometres of pipeline in Canada and 14,000 kilometres in the United States.
According to CEPA, their members transport 97 per cent of Canada’s daily natural gas and onshore crude oil from producing regions to markets throughout North America.