Move over Ice Road Truckers. Step aside Top Chef. Pipeline workers are about to get their own reality TV show.
“Pipe Dreams will follow the adventures of a Canadian pipeline company as it attempts to revolutionize the world of mega-infrastructure projects and green up pipeline construction,” JWN Energy reports. The show “will expose the real-life drama unique to the field: from working in remote locations to being the focus of protest, disdain, and outright hostility from environmentalists, First Nations, and a misinformed public.”
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Pipeline companies “are lining up to support the series and provide unprecedented access behind the curtain to show Canadians what it’s like to work in the industry that employs thousands and ships oil and gas across the country,” the fossil industry outlet reports.
“I saw an opportunity to make a popular TV series and maybe help change the public perception of an industry that is under siege,” said Executive Producer Rodger Champagne, a board member with Calgary-based Innovative Pipeline Crossings.
“How does the public feel about tow truck drivers on the Coquihalla or border security officers or state troopers in Alaska?” he added. “Reality TV has humanized those people and helped us appreciate what they do.”
It has nothing to with inept workers.Informed citizens and BIG OIL AND GAS taking advantage of the citizens is the plot.
How utterly ridiculous and shameful. This is nothing but greedy propaganda.
How do I apply to be on that show?
Great, more industry propaganda for the ignorant.
Well this is a bunch of crap!!!!!
You will never humanize destroying our enviroment. Shame on the stations that is promoting this desparate plea for their self interests only.
I for one will not watch this show & will get rid of the station from my tv package. I hope many will joing me so the ratings for this station deplete. NO to KINDER MORGAN & all pipelines !!
This is f@ing outrageous!!! On a burning planet, these pipeline and oil and gas companies want brainless idiots to worship the planet arsonists and develop hatred towards the firefighters! ????????????????????????????
Are you also exposing the MAN CAMPS created? Full of illicit drugs & human trafficking…neither man, woman, nor child is safe near a MAN CAMP. 🙁