Pipeline Lifecycle

The Canada Energy Reguator’s regulatory oversight spans the entire life of a pipeline. Below is a lifecycle graphic showing the regulatory processes that pipeline projects must pass before they can be built, operated, or abandoned.

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Event

Engagement

Process

Pipeline Lifecycle

Planning
Phase

Application
Assessment

Construction
Phase

Operation
Phase

Abandonment
Phase

Post-abandonment
Phase

arrow 1

CER Hearing

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Abandonment

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  • Project Application
  • Detailed Route
  • Right of Entry
  • Abandonment Hearing

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Safety/Damage Prevention Awareneness

Complaint Resolution and Process Advice

Land Acquisition

Land Agreements in Place

Compensation Agreement

Compensation Agreements in Place

Safety/Damage Prevention Regulations

Inspections and Audits

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