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Pipelines transport many different products and are used for a variety of purposes. For example, pipelines carry raw oilfield production to processing facilities and finished petroleum products to market. Regardless of the use, each pipeline must be closely monitored and maintained. Through the Pipeline Act, Pipeline Rules, and Canadian Standards Association, the AER regulates companies over the life cycle of their pipelines. By overseeing the design, construction, operation, discontinuation, and abandonment of pipelines, we help prevent incidents and hold companies accountable for their actions.  

To keep Albertan’s informed, we publish initial incident information on our Compliance Dashboard and under the industry performance program, we annually release the Pipeline Performance Report, which includes information about pipeline incidents starting in 2015. 

We are in the process of applying consequence ratings to incidents from wells and facilities starting from 2021. We expect to have this information available before the end of 2022.

Pipeline incidents by consequence rating

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Highlights

High consequence pipeline incidents.