Why we need higher oil prices and pipelines: Everyone uses oil in their daily lives

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$81.0 billion

Value of Canadian crude oil and natural gas exports in 2014 — most of which was transported by pipeline


Percentage of transportation demand in Canada supplied by refined petroleum products


The number of rail cars needed to transport the 3 million barrels of crude oil transported each day by pipeline in Canada

More than half

The homes in Canada are heated by natural gas

16 barrels

The volume released from CEPA members’ liquids pipelines in 2015, which is equivalent to 2.5 cubic metres.

3 million

Barrels of crude oil transported by transmission pipelines in Canada every day — the equivalent of more than 200 Olympic sized swimming pools


The percentage of Canadian natural gas and crude oil production transported by transmission pipelines

More than two thirds

Of Canada’s energy demand is met by natural gas or products made from crude oil


Number of times Canada’s natural gas and liquid transmission pipelines would circle the earth if laid end-to-end

30 – 35

Number of days it takes for oil to travel by pipeline from Alberta to southern Ontario


Percentage of Canadian natural gas production transported by pipeline to US markets in 2013

Up to 40 km per hour

Speed natural gas moves through a pipeline


Percentage of liquid product transported safely by pipelines between 2002 and 2015

Less than three teaspoons

The liquid spilled from pipelines in Canada over the past twelve years is equivalent to three teaspoons dripped out of a gasoline nozzle over the course of 50 fill-ups of 50 litres each

75 kilometers

The length of train that would be required to transport the 3 million barrels of crude oil transported by pipeline in Canada every day

18 metres

The size of the permanent right-of-way for a large diameter transmission pipeline

500 BC

The first recorded use of pipelines to transport natural gas — the pipelines were constructed of bamboo

830,000 km

Estimate of Canada’s underground natural gas and liquids pipeline network (gathering, transmission and delivery lines.

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