Canadian Energy Pipeline Association to Cease Operations
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) has recently announced that due to changes in its membership, CEPA’s operations will cease effective December 31, 2021. CEPA has been operating for 28 years, supporting the Canadian pipeline industry, but changes have made it unfeasible to continue operations and execute the association’s mandate going forward. In a statement from Chris Bloomer, CEPA President and CEO, this decision was not made lightly.
“As an association, we have focused on offering our members a unified voice and leading advocacy provincially and federally. This includes the work done on the Impact Assessment Act and numerous other policy initiatives over the years. We are proud of the impact CEPA has had on the Canadian energy policy landscape.
In addition, through our industry collaboration, we established the Integrity First program to help pipeline companies share and implement leading practices, keeping pipelines safe and communities protected.
“Our focus for the remainder of 2021 is to scale down our operations in an orderly fashion. This includes completing any outstanding work and honouring our financial obligations.”