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  •  I believe they do import - (2+ / 0-)
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    Agathena, elwior

    check out the article I linked to in the above post-

    Demand for imports of condensate to use as a diluent for blending with heavy Canadian bitumen crude is expected to increase from 200 Mb/d in 2013 to over 500 Mb/d by 2020 according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute. This is a very big deal.  Last week we described the route that Plains All American developed to ship condensate from the Eagle Ford to Western Canada. Today we describe similar plans being developed by Kinder Morgan.

    The last episode of our Gulf Coast crude oil terminals series covered the Plains All American St. James, LA terminal (see Plains Trains and Diluent Deals). In particular we described the way that Plains is using St. James as a staging post to send condensate from the South Texas Eagle Ford basin as diluent to Western Canada via the Capline pipeline to Chicago and the Enbridge Southern Lights system to Edmonton. Having covered Plains’ condensate plans we felt it appropriate to update you with details of a similar project planned by Kinder Morgan (KM) in this blog. In the next and final episode in this series we will round out the Gulf Coast crude terminals with a look at yet-to-be-built projects and a summary of what we covered so far.

    it would be good to have a better understanding of this business. seems crazy in so many ways.

    many thanks for the diary btw.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 01:32:56 PM PDT

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