Large pipelines get oil and gas from the field to refineries and
processing plants where they are turned into usable products.
Smaller pipelines then transport these products - like natural gas
- to consumers.
Pipelines vary from massive steel transmission lines more than a
metre in diameter to plastic tubes just a few centimetres
Jobs in the pipeline sector are as diverse as the pipelines
themselves. You could work in the field laying pipe, inspecting
pipeline seals or talking to community members about a proposed
pipeline route. Or you could work in an office managing pipeline
systems or in a lab developing new pipeline technologies.
For more pipelines information, visit:
- Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Represents Canada's transmission pipeline companies. Its member
companies transport 97% of Canada's daily crude oil and natural gas
production from producing regions to ready markets throughout
Canada and the United States.
- Pipelines 101
Factual information on Canada's pipelines and pipeline
Interested in working in the pipeline sector?
You have a great range of career options!