Pipelines are recognized as the safest method of transporting refined petroleum products and other oil and gas products over long distances. Although pipeline leaks are very rare, it’s important to know the signs and what to do if you suspect a leak.

If you suspect a pipeline leak, move to a safe location. Call 911 and then call our Emergency Services hotline to ensure public safety: 1-800-361-0608

How do you know if there is a leak? Potential signs include:

  • Visible flow or pooling of a petroleum product, like gasoline or diesel
  • An unusual oil stain on land or the appearance of a sheen or bubbles in water
  • The smell of gasoline or oil, whether prominent or faint
  • Dead or discolored vegetation on or near the pipeline right-of-way

Look for these signs:

Western sign
Alberta: 1-800-361-0608
Ontario sign
Ontario & Québec 1-800-361-0608