Pipelines are proven to be the safest and most efficient method to move petroleum products over great distances on land. Petroleum products can also be shipped by tanker trucks or railcars.
Every day, member companies of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association(CEPA) move enough crude oil and petroleum products through pipelines to fill 15,000 tanker truckloads and 5,000 railcars. Pipelines keep these vehicles off the roads and rails. The existing Trans Mountain pipeline system moves the equivalent of about 1,400 tanker truckloads or 441 tanker railcars, daily.
While rail can play and is playing an increasing role in petroleum exports from Western Canada and other regions in North America, we’re focused on the safe, efficient and economic expansion of our pipeline operations serving our customers in British Columbia, Washington State and offshore.