Message from the President & CEO and Board Chair

Chris Bloomer
President & CEO, CEPA

Message from the President and CEO
Transporting Canada’s energy for a responsible future

Our world is a vastly different place than it was when we published last year’s report. The degree to which nations depend on each other to make responsible choices has been emphasized more than ever.

One of those choices is about energy. As our energy use evolves, people care more about “How responsibly produced and transported are the natural gas and oil we are using?”

The move to more responsible natural gas and oil as measured by environmental, social and governance practices (ESG) has been developing for some time. And that’s why Canadian natural gas and oil transmission pipelines will play an increasingly important role in the energy future for both Canada and the world. The fact is that Canada has the energy to supply much of the world’s needs into the foreseeable future. Meeting that energy demand in an environmentally sustainable way is what the natural gas and oil industry is focused on.

How are Canadian natural gas and oil part of a responsible energy future? CEPA members work together to share best operating practices and continuously improve on what are already some of the safest, most advanced operations in the world, making Canada a global leader in the responsible production and transportation of natural gas and oil.

For Canadians, natural gas and oil are reliable and affordable sources of energy, generating hundreds of thousands of valuable jobs and billions of dollars in funding for important government programs like education and health care. Canadians rely on the energy delivered by Canada’s critical pipeline network to feed themselves, heat their homes, offices and hospitals, power our electricity system and fuel the transportation systems that deliver everything from food to emergency services.

Canadian natural gas and oil also provide the building blocks for alternative energy sources, like important components for solar panels and the construction of wind turbines. Plus, they are resilient and reliable energy sources that are always available, like generating electricity from natural gas, when alternative energy sources like solar and wind are intermittently available.

For the world, our natural gas and oil meet the growing demand for cleaner, responsibly produced energy products. Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) can provide the means for countries to move away from higher-emission sources of energy, lowering global greenhouse gas emissions.

Thanks to many factors, including our industry’s rigour around ESG and safety, we are ready to help Canada’s economic recovery and provide jobs for Canadians through billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure projects. Major pipeline projects are progressing, including the Trans Mountain Expansion, Coastal GasLink, Keystone XL, Enbridge Line 3 and the TC Energy NGTL system. Other major projects in the midstream and petrochemical sectors, such as Inter Pipelines’ Heartland Petrochemical Complex and Pembina Pipelines’ Prince Rupert LPG Terminal, will create new infrastructure and value-added processing of natural gas liquids into essential petrochemical products. And, Wolf Midstream’s Alberta Carbon Trunk Line, the world’s newest integrated, large-scale carbon capture, utilization and storage system, will help balance the demand for energy while reducing our environmental footprint.

CEPA’s 2020 Performance Report – our sixth annual report – outlines actions CEPA members are taking to build a better energy future for Canada and the world. Canadian natural gas and oil: responsibly produced, responsibly transported and responsibly used.

Chris Bloomer
President & CEO, CEPA

Tracy Robinson
Board Chair, CEPA
Executive Vice-President, President Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines and President Coastal GasLink, TC Energy

Message from the Board Chair
Building a better energy future for Canada

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, thank you for your interest in our 2020 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report.

Canadian natural gas and oil transmission pipelines have been safely delivering the energy we all rely on every day for more than six decades, but it’s during challenging times like these that we truly understand how essential our business is to the well-being of society. Whether it’s today or decades from now, CEPA members will continue to help meet that energy need in the safest and most reliable way possible, while finding responsible solutions for our energy future.

Canada is a global leader in environmental, social and governance practices, making our natural gas and oil among the most responsible in the world. And as the world evolves to meet energy challenges – climate change in conjunction with rising global demand for energy – responsible natural gas and oil will make a difference.

The world will continue to need more energy to maintain the quality of life of our growing population, but we must balance this with our responsibility to the environment. The Canadian natural gas and oil industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world, and we are well positioned to provide the necessary energy, in various forms, to support demand in a sustainable way.

At the same time, our industry is at the forefront in advancing innovative ideas and technologies to help find solutions that will support energy demand and transformation. We believe the energy industry, through technology and innovation, will play a key role in the success of the global energy transition. When we consider the foundational principles of sustainability, all our members – and the dedicated women and men working for them – strive each day to safely transport products that society needs.

CEPA members will continue to deliver to the highest standards, in these trying times and beyond. We will find new and innovative ways to advance our environmental, social and governance practices to support communities, while maintaining strong safety standards and delivering energy safely and reliably.

Tracy Robinson
Board Chair, CEPA
Executive Vice-President, President Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines and President Coastal GasLink, TC Energy