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Dilbit poses no extra pipeline risk

08.01.2013  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [dilbit] [diluted bitumen] [pipeline] [risk] [spill] [transport]

Diluted bitumen (dilbit) has no greater likelihood of accidental pipeline release than other crude oils, says a new report from the National Research Council. The report found that diluted bitumen has physical and chemical properties within the range of other crude oils and that no aspect of its transportation by pipeline would make it more likely than other crude oils to cause an accidental release. However, the authors of the report were not asked to address whether the consequences of a diluted bitumen release differ from those of other crude oils.

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