Husky’s overall integrity management system uses a number of programs across its operations to minimize the impact of releases and spills. The pipeline integrity management program evaluates pipeline infrastructure to identify risks and allow appropriate mitigation. Husky’s environmental management system mandates that environmental risks, including the potential for spills, are evaluated and mitigated appropriately.
In addition to prevention programs, Husky assesses spill risks and identifies any gaps in preparedness so they can be addressed to improve spill response capabilities. In the event of a spill, response is immediate, implementing containment and recovery plans while safeguarding workers, the public and the environment.
Husky is a member of several industry spill response organizations and mutual aid agreements, onshore and offshore.
Husky had a total recovered volume for reportable hydrocarbons of 97 percent, above its 2016 target.
In 2016, the number of reportable release incidents and the volume of other fluids released declined from the previous year due in part to the disposition of legacy assets, and to improvements in integrity management and spill prevention programs.
The volume of hydrocarbons released in 2016 increased from the previous year. This is due to the pipeline incident in Saskatchewan, and to a tank release which was fully contained within the secondary containment berm and fully recovered. The increase from these two events was partially offset by a decrease attributable to the disposition of legacy assets in Western Canada.