New Oil Patch Security Standards released

The Canadian Standards Association has released a new standard for oil and gas industry pipeline security.

In addition to pipelines, it will apply, to various storage and processing infrastructure, used by the industry.

At a launch ceremony in Calgary yesterday, presenters noted the standard has actually been in the works since 2005 and is a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in the U.S.

It is now expected, to be embraced by the industry, still reeling, from the six unsolved pipeline bombings, in the South Peace.

An EnCana Corporation spokesman, whose natural gas gathering system, has been the target of those attacks during the past 13 months, says the company has been aligned with the security process for some time.

Alan Boras says, it focuses on a risk management approach, that asks participants to plan, based on those risks.