In 2013, CEPA members committed to a Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement. This means at any time, any member can request the assistance of other CEPA members in an emergency. Members make their knowledge, expertise and resources available to one another because one member’s incident is every member’s incident. Even when a non-member, Husky, requested assistance to help with a spill of 1,500 barrels, CEPA members answered the call.
While Husky operates pipelines that are different than CEPA member lines (Husky’s pipelines are generally smaller feeder and gathering lines, and CEPA member pipelines are large transmission pipelines), CEPA members did not hesitate to provide the help needed.
Husky’s response was quick and efficient, and CEPA members played an important role in providing personnel and equipment, such as boats and operators, boom and other equipment, as well as technical and tactical advice as requested. This support was provided under signed Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreements.
Keeping Canada’s energy future strong and secure means working together, including with other pipeline organizations, government, Indigenous groups and environmental groups.