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Who we are?

The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry that oversees more than 75,000 kilometers of pipeline and transmission lines transporting approximately $100 billion worth of petroleum and electricity products to Canadians and the world.

We regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the public interest with safety as our primary concern. Specifically, we regulate interprovincial and international pipelines, which if laid end-to-end would wrap around the earth nearly two times. We also regulate international and designated power lines, imports of natural gas and exports of crude oil and natural gas liquids. Finally, we are charged with providing information and advice on Canadian and global energy issues.

Our work touches the lives of Canadians every day and affects what matters to them: their lands, water, environment, jobs, communities, safety, and wellbeing. The energy infrastructure we oversee also contributes to Canada’s economic wellbeing and facilitates efficient energy markets. Of note, approximately $100 billion worth of petroleum products and electricity were transported by this infrastructure to Canadians and the world this past year alone.

The NEB is a lifecycle regulator. We oversee the safety and environmental protection of a pipeline project from the application assessment phase, through to construction and operation. In 2016, the Pipeline Safety Act came into effect. As a result we now oversee pipelines even after they are no longer in operation to make sure they remain safe.

We are a team of eight Board Members, 11 Temporary Members and 460 full-time staff. Our responsibility to Canadians is set out in various laws, regulations and government policies. Each member of the NEB team has a different role to play. In addition to their major role in reviewing project applications and making regulatory decisions, Board Members also provide strategic oversight for the NEB’s operations.

Want more information?

Check out our these links to find out more information on who we are, what we regulate and what we do to fulfil our mandate

Fact Sheets

·  National Energy Board

·  NEB Quick Facts

·  The National Energy Board is a life cycle regulator

·  Departmental results framework

·  Regulatory and management excellence

Videos

·  Full life-cycle regulation and NEB responsibilities

·  Applications and hearings

·  Understanding infrastructures

·  Damage prevention/Emergency management