FACT SHEET: Background on Diluted Bitumen (API/AOPL)

One of the types of crude oil derived from the Canadian oil sands is bitumen, a heavy, sour oil. Bitumen would not flow through a pipeline efficiently, so it is mixed with diluents to be readied for pipeline transportation as diluted bitumen, or ‘dilbit.’ Diluents are usually natural gas condensate, naphtha or a mix of […]

Keystone XL & the Oil Sands: Comparable GHG Emissions

FACT: Oil sands crude has been refined in the U.S. for decades and has similar GHG emissions to other heavy oils refined in the U.S. on a well-to-wheels basis. (IHS CERA and Jacobs Consulting) Download Infographic

Keystone XL Pipeline: A Long Road to Approval

Clocking in at over four years of review, the Keystone XL pipeline has undergone the longest pipeline application deliberation in history.   Download Infographic

API: KXL Will Create 20K Shovel-Ready Jobs

Following comments from vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on his ticket’s promise to deliver the Keystone XL, API senior economic advisor Rayola Dougher made an appearance on Fox Business to explain why the new American president, whomever that may be, should see this project to fruition. Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxbusiness.com”>video.foxbusiness.com</a> KXL will […]

PRESENTATION: Internal Corrosion Discussion Before the National Academy of Sciences (DNV)

Conclusions on internal pipeline corrosion as presented by Oliver Moghissi, PhD, vice president at Det Norske Veritas (DNV): Internal corrosion in DilBit pipelines is like other crude oil pipelines -Cannot be ignored -Can be managed Existing internal corrosion consensus standards and industry practice are applicable to DilBit pipelines DilBit is unique in terms of public […]

STUDY: Diluted Bitumen-Derived Crude Oil: Relative Pipeline Impacts (Battelle)

This report evaluated the claim made that dilbit is more corrosive than other crudes. This evaluation was benchmarked against conventional and/or sour crude, and was based on the existing literature on crude and dilbit properties and characteristics, data on pipeline integrity and results of engineering assays of pipe that has been transporting dilbit, with such […]