The "latest", hot off the presses data is two years old, okay, lets say one year old, 2012 isn't finished yet, but the BCOGC says that their work is "ongoing", which means to the BBC that the Commission, the Energy Minister, the Government of Christy Clark doesn't have to wait to make important information, current:
The BC Oil and Gas commission (Commission) regulates more than 37,400 kilometres (km) of pipelines that transport a variety of refined and unrefined products from wells to facilities and from facilities to end markets within British Columbia or other destinations. The safe and secure operation of these pipelines is essential to the preservation of the environment and the protection of British Columbians.
The Commission takes proactive measures to ensure the integrity of British Columbia’s pipelines, which include a comprehensive application and review process, required Integrity Management Programs and notification of any operational changes to a pipeline. However, incidents can occur, and each one must be reported to the Commission, even if there is no spillage or release of products.
In 2010, there were 50 pipeline incidents reported to the Commission by Commission-regulated pipeline operators (Table 1). Analysis of the incidents in both 2009 and 2010 shows that the leading factor resulting in pipeline incidents is internal corrosion. The overall incident frequency for 2010 was 1.38 for every 1,000 km of pipeline (as compared to a frequency of 1.03 incidents per 1,000 km in 2009). The highest incident frequency in both 2009 and 2010 occurred on pipelines carrying water (4.96 incidents per 1,000 km with six incidents recorded in 2010, and 6.75 incidents per 1,000 km with nine incidents in 2009).
The Commission notes that no leak is acceptable regardless of the product type. In 2010, the Commission rolled out its compliance assurance program for Integrity Management Programs. At the beginning of 2011, a number of pipeline companies were randomly selected to provide the Commission with an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of their Integrity Management Programs. These assessments have been reviewed by Commission staff and follow-up action is being carried out via field verifications and documentation reviews. This process will continue throughout the year with the chosen companies to determine Integrity Management Program compliance. SNIP
If 2011 records were available, for BC, what would they show for Incident Cause or.... any other record that the BC Oil and Gas Commission keeps tabs on?
Is the BC Oil and Gas Commission being told by BC Energy Minister Rich Coleman, which files to release?
Its all one big pyramid scheme, the press releases. Look at your dining room table, now "lay out" in your mind, lines that are a quarter of an inch wide by one inch long by quarter of an inch thick. Now imagine that the whole of your table is covered in these pieces of information, in just 37 minutes. By the end of the day, the BC Liberal Government is creating enough "information", that creates a pyramid. Is it planned, to bury us in misinformation?
Just how is John and Jane Doe to keep up with all of the data that the various Ministries, various Commissions, various GCPE/PAB is creating, as a smoke screen, to intentionally bar the citizens of BC from actually knowing what the government is doing?
Christy Clark keeps harping on the idea that she created an OPEN data government. Garbage.
Give us a date time stamped arena where we can go looking day by day, minute by minute, right across the board, and then, only then, will the Citizens of BC see what is happening in an Open and Transparent Government.