National Energy Board Statement Regarding Saskatchewan Pipeline Incidents

On August 3, the National Energy Board  (NEB) was made aware of a Crescent Point Energy Ltd. pipeline release. This is the second pipeline incident in Saskatchewan since July 21, when a Husky Oil Ltd. pipeline released approximately 250,000 litres of crude oil into the North Saskatchewan River near Maidstone, Sask.

Both incidents occurred on provincially-regulated pipeline and are not within the National Energy Board’s jurisdiction.  The NEB will continue to monitor both incidents and will apply findings to its own  regulatory oversight in the interest of continuous improvement on federally-regulated Canadian pipelines.

Canada has more than 760,000 kilometres of pipelines that transport oil and gas of which approximately 73,000 kilometres are regulated by the NEB.

The NEB’s regulatory requirements focus on preventing incidents and emergencies. The NEB continues to work diligently to prevent incidents from occurring by collaborating with industry partners and other Canadian energy regulators to advance a safety culture across the industry.

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