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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The intelligent Pipeline Integrity Program (iPIPE) announced the addition of TC Energy to its list of participating members. iPIPE is an industry-led partnership whose focus is to advance new technologies to prevent and detect pipeline leaks.

By joining iPIPE, TC Energy will join the increasing ranks of company members that actively participate in technology development efforts of the program that will foster new approaches in improving pipeline integrity.  “TC Energy is committed to operating the safest asset base in North America, using technology and advanced analytics to achieve that goal,” said Leslie Kass, Executive Vice President, Technical Center for TC Energy.

“The addition of yet another major player such as TC Energy signals industry’s continued interest in applying every tool possible to operate pipelines with zero spills,” said iPIPE program manager, Jay Almlie. “iPIPE members all share the same goals and perspectives on steering this program to achieve the goal of continuing the high level of safety associated with this industry and leading the world in fostering new tools to do so.”

TC Energy joins several other partners in iPIPE, including Dakota Access Pipeline, DCP Midstream, Enbridge, Equinor, Goodnight Midstream, Hess Corp., Oasis Midstream Partners, Marathon Petroleum, ONEOK, and Whiting Petroleum. iPIPE is managed by the Energy & Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. For more information about iPIPE, visit www.ipipepartnership.com