The Commission regulates more than 44,000 kilometres (km) of pipelines in British Columbia that transport a number of refined and unrefined products including natural gas, sour natural gas, crude oil, water, high vapour pressure (HVP) hydrocarbons and other miscellaneous gases and oil effluent. Details on the performance of the pipeline network regulated by the Commission can be found here.
Using the Map
The BCOGC Incident Map is an interactive web-based map showing where pipeline incidents have occurred from 2009 to current. An incident means a present or imminent event or circumstance, resulting from an oil and gas activity that is the subject of a plan, that a) is outside the scope of normal operations, and b) may or may not be an emergency. It includes data on pipeline spills, releases and damage to active and discontinued pipelines. It does not include incidents that did not result in damage to the pipeline or a release of contents. By clicking on any identified point on the map, results are displayed on the left hand side navigation bar. You can then click on the results and a table will display more information.
Please note that the Incident Map summarizes data collected at different points in time and due to changes in data management systems, may not necessarily represent the most complete information available. The map does not include incidents associated with non-Commission regulated pipelines such as those regulated by the National Energy Board. Locations are approximate and all data should be verified through independent analysis.
The Commission ensures that companies respond effectively and that the interests of British Columbians are protected through a 24/7, 365 day per year incident response program. When a pipeline incident occurs, Companies must report it immediately to the Commission and must take immediate actions for protection of safety and the environment as part of required emergency response programs. In addition to the immediate response, the Commission (in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment) ensures the environmental effects of any product release are contained, mitigated and appropriately remediated.