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  •  Diluent used to dilute bitumen to dilbit is (2+ / 0-)
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    Bronx59, Deward Hastings

    usually about 0.5% benzene. Roughly similar to benzene content of gasoline. That's quite a bit of benzene given how carcinogenic it is. That said, any pipeline transporting petroleum products (not crude oil) will have this much or more benzene.

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