July 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Canadian oil sands in the US market

A recent report from IHS CERA analyzed the role of Canadian oil sands in the US market. Currently, the US is practically the only market for Canadian crude oil. Although Canadian oil is exported to ma..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A recent report from IHS CERA analyzed the role of Canadian oil sands in the US market. Currently, the US is practically the only market for Canadian crude oil. Although Canadian oil is exported to many US regions, the majority of exports, including oil sands, go to the US Midwest. With the two recent pipeline expansions from western Canada to the US Midwest commissioned in 2010 (Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper at 450,000 bpd and TransCanada’s Keystone at 590,000 bpd), new oil sands supply will be consumed in this region (Fig. 1).     Fig. 1. Current and proposed crude flow from Western   Canada to the US Midwest and Gulf Coast.Crude supply. Crude oil s

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