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Pipeline transportation of crude oil: August 2014

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Canadian pipelines received 87.4 million m3 of crude oil and condensates, and other liquefied petroleum products in August 2014, up 4.8% from the same month in 2013. Deliveries increased 6.1% to 87.6 million m3.

Receipts from processing plants increase

Receipts from processing plants increased by 13.5% in August to 17.9 million m3. The receipts from refineries and bulk plants rose 1.6% to 4.7 million m3.

Receipts from fields increased 0.3% from August 2013 to 8.5 million m3. Imports and receipts from other sources both decreased by 25.2%, as imports fell to 1.1 million m3 and receipts from other sources were down to 1 million m3. The remaining 54.2 million m3 were in transfers from lines and provinces.

Deliveries to rail and other facilities grow

Deliveries to other destinations, such as rail terminals and ports, posted the largest percentage increase among all types of net deliveries. These deliveries grew by 37.9% to 2.6 million m3. Exports by pipelines increased by 9.5% to 12.5 million m3 in August. Net deliveries to plants rose 6.9% to 12.4 million m3 in August. Meanwhile, deliveries to refineries fell 5.1% to 5.8 million m3. The remaining 54.3 million m3 delivered were in transfers to lines and provinces.

Total product in inventories rose 0.5% from the same month last year to 18.2 million m3 at the end of August. The increase was mainly in inventories of Canadian product held in the US, which rose 6% from August 2013 to 4.6 million m3. Inventories held in Canada, in turn, decreased 1.2% to 13.7 million m3.


Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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