Deactivation of current line
• The deactivated pipe will be removed from service, cleaned, filled with nitrogen (like what we put in our car tires), and left in place.
• Deactivation is undertaken to reduce environmental impacts (soil stability, slope stabilization and settlement issues), avoid short and long-term community construction impacts and minimize safety risk for other pipelines sharing the right-of-way.
• Imperial deactivates pipeline segments in accordance with industry best practices (Canadian Standards Association’s Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems Code) and provincial regulations (Technical Standards and Safety Act).
• Imperial is responsible for paying for the maintenance and monitoring of this segment of deactivated pipeline.
• Imperial remains responsible for ongoing monitoring, line identification and crossing management of the deactivated line.