Natural gas has been used in Canada for well over 100 years and is a safe, reliable solution to Canada’s current and future energy needs. Over those 100 years, stringent safety standards and regulations have been developed to govern natural gas exploration, production, transmission, distribution and end use, demonstrating the Canadian industry’s commitment to safety.
The natural gas industry employs current engineering practices and technology to more effectively move gas from the wellhead to consumers. The Canadian natural gas pipeline network consists of well over 500,000 kilometres of pipelines built from many combinations of pipe material and size. In all pipeline systems, advanced technologies are used to ensure pipeline integrity, to control pressures, and to monitor the flow of gas.