Canadian oil producers see new route to Gulf Coast refineries coming from CP Rail deal - Financial Post

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s blockbuster US$25-billion deal for Kansas City Southern offers new hope for expanded access to the Gulf Coast for Canadian oil producers that have struggled to reach heavy oil markets in Texas and Louisiana. 

Canadian oil and gas companies have for years tried to expand their options to ship heavy oil from Alberta to the southern coast of the United States, but their efforts to reach the world’s largest concentration of heavy oil refineries have been challenged time and time again. Most recently, U.S. President Joe Biden cancelled permits for the Keystone XL pipeline.  ...

CP spokesperson Jeremy Berry in an emailed statement said the company plans to use a crude-by-rail facility in Alberta that pulls the blending agents out of heavy crude oil to create a “pipeline-competitive way of delivering Alberta energy products to market by rail.”
 He added: “We can do this as the combination will provide for a more direct and efficient route to refineries on the Gulf Coast.”

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