National Energy Board holds Pipeline Conference in Calgary

    CALGARY, May 27 /CNW/ - Representatives from Canada's top pipeline
companies, regulators and stakeholders are in Calgary today for the National
Energy Board's Forum 2009. The event, which runs on May 27 and May 28 at the
Telus Convention Centre, will feature presentations on pipeline safety,
security and emergency management.
    Pipelines are considered to be the safest method of moving energy across
the country and the National Energy Board is proud of its record for safety
and environmental protection. However, the Board has observed a recent
increase in the injury frequency among the men and women who work on the
pipelines we regulate. How can we prevent these incidents from happening in
the future? The National Energy Board Forum 2009 will answer this and other
questions on safety, security and environmental concerns in the pipeline
    Attendees will also hear from leading oil and gas industry experts on
real-life incidents, such as a recent oil pipeline rupture, and discussions on
what it's like to drill in Canada's Arctic. The National Energy Board Forum
2009 will close with a panel discussion on trends in pipeline safety.

                       National Energy Board Forum 2009

              Wednesday, 27 May 2009           Thursday, 28 May 2009
              Telus Convention Centre          Telus Convention Centre
              MacLeod A Room                   MacLeod A Room
              8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.               8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Those interested in attending the NEB Forum 2009 can register online at The event is open to everyone and there is no cost to

    Celebrating 50 years of regulatory leadership, the NEB is an independent
federal agency that regulates several parts of Canada's energy industry. Its
purpose is to promote safety and security, environmental protection, and
efficient energy infrastructure and markets in the Canadian public interest,
within the mandate set by Parliament in the regulation of pipelines, energy
development and trade.

    This news release is on the Board's website at under
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