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Increased Monitoring on Pipeline and Gas Infrastructure, AER Bulletin 2023-21

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Oil and Gas – Monitoring

Due to the release of the movie “How to Blow Up a Pipeline” on April 21, 2023, and its promotion of violent action against oil and gas infrastructure, the AER reminded operators that they are required to have emergency response plans in place, as set out in Directive 071: Emergency Preparedness and Response. The AER recommended that operators and licensees: (i) increase their level of awareness; (ii) review their security and emergency response protocols; and (iii) enhance surveillance and monitoring of surface pipelines and verification of leak detection systems and emergency shutdown valves. Operators must promptly investigate leaks and report any suspicious activity to the RCMP for further investigation.

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