Media Advisory - Protecting pipelines: CSA Standards to launch made-in-Canada
security standard to help prevent vandalism, sabotage and acts of terrorism

CALGARY, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - Vandalism and sabotage to oil and gas pipelines continue to threaten the North American energy infrastructure and economy, with six bomb attacks on pipelines in B.C. alone last year. Pipelines straddle much of the border with more than 100,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada and nearly a half-million miles of oil and gas pipelines in the U.S. The protection and security of these industry systems is vital, with implications for Canadian industry workers, communities and families.

CSA Standards is unveiling a comprehensive, made-in-Canada approach to managing the security of land-based pipeline systems and assets from vandalism, sabotage and terrorism. The CSA Security Management for Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry Systems standard is a first for Canada, and for North America. This important new standard introduces a risk management and performance-based approach to protecting North America's pipelines.

Media in Calgary are invited to a special launch event for the new standard, where they will see a wellsite first-hand.

    
    WHAT:        CSA Standards launch of North America's first security
                 standard to protect oil & gas pipelines from vandalism and
                 sabotage.

    VISUALS:     Detailed visual information outlining North America's
                 pipeline infrastructure will support presentations by
                 spokespeople. Following remarks, media will be invited to
                 tour the Rance Fisher Wellsite Production Education Centre
                 on the SAIT campus. This will provide media with an inside
                 look at an industry wellsite, as well as help illustrate
                 what types of systems this standard will help protect.

    WHO:         Suzanne Kiraly, President, CSA Standards
                 Gaétan Caron, Chair, Security & Emergency Management
                 Specialist, National Energy Board (NEB)
                 Brenda Kenny, President, Canadian Energy Pipeline
                 Association (CEPA)

    WHEN:        Wednesday, November 25 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm MST

    WHERE:       SAIT Polytechnic
                 SAIT Tower Residence, Room HA2200
                 151 Dr. Carpenter Circle NW
                 Calgary
    

SOURCE CSA STANDARDS

For further information: For further information: Amy Clark, Environics Communications, (416) 969-2758, aclark@environicspr.com or Nazia Khan, Environics Communications, (416) 969-2781, nkhan@environicspr.com

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