eastern re­finer­ies con­sid­er­ing up­grade to han­dle al­berta bi­tu­men

Alberta Oil - - FOCUS ON REFINING -

Sun­cor En­ergy Sun­cor may add a 30,000 b/d coker, at a cost of more than $1 bil­lion, to its 137,000 b/d re­fin­ery in Mon­treal to han­dle Al­ber­tan bi­tu­men de­liv­ered via the planned En­ergy East pipe­line. When En­bridge re­versed its 300,000 b/d Line 9 crude pipe­line be­tween Sar­nia and Mon­treal it al­lowed Sun­cor to switch feed­stock from 90 per­cent im­ports from the Mid­dle East and Africa to 100 per­cent North Amer­i­can crudes.

Irv­ing Oil This 300,000 b/d Saint John Re­fin­ery is one of the ten largest re­finer­ies in North Amer­ica and the largest in Canada. Lack­ing pipe­line ac­cess, it im­ports most of its feed­stock from African and Mid­dle Eastern coun­tries by tanker, or by rail from the U.S. It ex­ports more than half its re­fined prod­ucts to the U.S. North­east. Irv­ing Oil is ex­plor­ing adding a coker for Al­ber­tan crude once the pro­posed En­ergy East pipe­line con­nects to it.

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