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Pipeline Licensing

The Government of Saskatchewan governs the licensing process of transmission pipelines that are located entirely within the province.

The Pipelines Act, 1998 (the Act) and The Pipelines Regulations, 2000 provide authority to regulate the design, construction, operation, discontinuation and abandonment of oil, natural gas and other transmission pipelines in accordance with the latest CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Z662, for Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems as follows:

  • Pipelines downstream from a gathering facility are subject to the licensing provisions of the Act.
  • Interprovincial and international pipelines traversing Saskatchewan are regulated by the National Energy Board (NEB) under the National Energy Board Act and the Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999.
  • Natural gas distribution lines are regulated by SaskEnergy under The SaskEnergy Act.
  • Flowlines are exempt from the licensing provisions of the Act; however, flowlines must meet the minimum requirements for the design, construction, operation and abandonment of flowlines as outlined in the latest CSA Z662 standards for Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems. In addition, flowlines fall under the Surface Rights Board of Arbitration.

Following 18 months of consultation with an industry Business Change Advisory Group, the Ministry of Energy and Resources is implementing a new pipeline module in IRIS on July 15, 2019.

Below is an IRIS Pipeline Module Road Map containing critical information and documents operators will need for the implementation of the new module.

In the coming weeks, the Ministry will send out Road Map updates and information to operators to ensure they are prepared to implement the new module.

Road Map

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