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Media statement - August 23, 2021

TC Energy comments on Government Accountability Office review

Comprehensive report outlines safety improvements to Liquids system

 

We appreciate the work of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and share their interest and commitment to the safe operation of our pipeline systems.

At TC Energy, nothing matters more to us than safety. Safety is a core value and embedded in everything we do — at home and at work. We live and work in the communities where we operate, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect people, communities, and the environment.

Every member of our TC Energy team is personally committed to zero harm and to operate our system incident-free. Our business, lives and livelihoods depend on it. Whether on or off the job, safety is a shared responsibility. As a mother, I want my kids to be safe and to be able to trust the infrastructure near my house. We all want the same thing — to protect our families, communities and the environment along with a sustainable energy future that supports our way of life.

We have taken meaningful action over the last several years to implement measures to strengthen our approach to safety and the integrity of our system with a laser-focus on incident prevention. These actions have contributed to a significant improvement in our safety performance, with zero high-impact incidents in 18 months. Our team is working hard every day to extend this success well into the future.

At TC Energy, no safety incident will ever be acceptable to us. Our goal remains focused on reaching a zero-incident operating record. We believe this is achievable through a multi-layered approach to safety that includes a strong internal safety culture, industry-leading technology, a commitment to continuous improvement, and shared best practices and learnings across industry.

— Leslie Kass, TC Energy Executive Vice-President, Technical Centre

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