NEB launches online pipeline information portal in effort to inform Canadian energy dialogue ​​

Image: Kinder Morgan Canada

The National Energy Board has launched a new and interactive online tool designed to provide Canadians with information on what products are moving through NEB-regulated pipelines.

The pipeline portal provides information on what has been shipped on most large NEB-pipelines since 2006. Where available, data is provided at key points, including international export/import terminals.

"Canada is a vast nation with a diverse energy mix. A better understanding of what energy is produced, as well as how, when and where it's transported will lead to a more informed energy dialogue across the country," NEB chair Peter Watson said in a statement.

Although some companies are exempt from filing pipeline traffic data, the NEB says it is currently reviewing all exemptions to these filing requirements with the goal of maximizing data transparency.

The NEB says it is committed to increasing the amount of energy and pipeline information available to the public, and the new pipeline portal complements information already published by the board. This includes a recently launched interactive pipeline map, a regularly updated safety and environmental performance dashboard, and detailed financial analysis of Canada's pipeline transportation system.