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
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
WHEN: Wednesday, November 25 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm MST
WHERE: SAIT Polytechnic
SAIT Tower Residence, Room HA2200
151 Dr. Carpenter Circle NW
SOURCE CSA STANDARDS
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