News: March 2019

World Federation Pipeline Industry Association Meeting

The World Federation Pipeline Industry Association (WFPIA) met at the PLCA Annual Convention in February, 2019. The membership of the Federation is drawn from all parts of the world and currently includes: Australian Pipelines & Gas Association, Distribution Contractors Association, Pipe Line Contractors Association, Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada, The Pipeline Industries Guild, and … read more

PLCAC member recognized by owners for delivering what matters

PLCAC Regular Member firm, Premay Pipeline Hauling L.P., was recognized by the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) Foundation as the recipient of the 2018 CEPA Foundation Safety Award. PLCAC President Paul Schultz, accepting the award in his industry leadership role as Senior Vice-President of Premay Pipeline Hauling L.P., stressed the award reflects the commitment and … read more

Economic Reconciliation Efforts Ramp Up

Canada’s integrated oil and gas operating companies are ramping up efforts to advance meaningful change in their relationships with Indigenous peoples. It has trickle down implications for pipelining. At the recent inaugural Forward Summit in Calgary, Brian McGuigan, lead for Aboriginal Policy at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), presented Economic Reconciliation as one … read more

Rules of the game in Flux

How major pipeline projects are approved has been in a renewed state of flux. This is not new. Canada has gone through periods of political intrigue and conflict about pipelines since at least the mid-1950s, when the TCPL Mainline was first approved. What is new is a barrage of forces contributing to delays and uncertainty. … read more