Title: Safety in the Transportation of Oil and Gas: Pipelines or Rail? Author: Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson Publisher: Fraser Institute Date: August 2015 Full Text Article Summary: Transporting oil and gas by pipeline or rail is in general quite safe. But when the safety of transporting oil and gas by pipelines and
Currently, Canada’s oil and gas industry must sell its products at a discount because of restricted market access. Would any other Canadian industry tolerate operating under these conditions?
More than 73,000 kilometers of pipelines are federally regulated in Canada, moving 1.3 billion barrels a year. 99% of liquids transported by these pipelines are delivered safely, and 100% of liquids released from them in the past three years have been recovered
According to a 2014 Fraser Institute study, pipelines are 4.5 times safer than rail as a means of transporting oil and gas.