Updates to Pipeline Performance Measures Program

July 11, 2023

In 2012, we created the Pipeline Performance Measures (PPM) program. We chose 25 of our regulated companies to submit data on their pipelines’ performance every year. The purpose of the program was for all regulated companies to view the metrics we collected and use them to improve their own management systems. The PPM program has helped companies develop and improve their management systems.

Over the past 11 years, we found we were able to gather the safety information we need from existing processes like in-depth audits, inspections and the detailed data companies must report when an incident occurs.

In November 2021, we asked our regulated companies for feedback on the value of the PPM program and how it has impacted their own management systems. After consultation with companies and subject matter experts within our organization, we have decided to close the PPM program as of July 11, 2023. We issued a letter to the 25 companies to share this information.

We are a learning organization. When we see there is something we can do to improve how we work, we act. By removing these reporting requirements, we reduce the regulatory burden on companies and support overall competitiveness.

We will continue to monitor company performance to ensure that companies are following the rules of our Onshore Pipeline Regulations and have effective management systems to make pipelines safe.

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