A Tale of Two Markets
When it comes to refining, Western and Eastern Canadian markets might as well be different countries.
When it comes to markets for refined products, Western and Eastern Canada might as well be different countries. Both connect more closely to their U.S. counterparts than to each other. Geography, climate, market size and location, and the physical properties of refined products all play a role. When it comes to refinery feedstocks, transport infrastructure and upgrading capacity are key factors.
From proposed ultra-low carbon refineries in British Columbia, to a gas-to-liquids project in Alberta and Canada’s biggest refinery on the Atlantic coast, Canadian refineries and their related facilities are as diverse as the terrain and time zones their pipelines cross.