Tag: Dilbit

Time for Notley to seriously consider neatbit by rail as alternative to pipelines

Time for Notley to seriously consider neatbit by rail as alternative to pipelines

Alberta energy minister Marg McQuaid Boyd says neatbit by rail ‘intriguing,’ plans to follow up Energy East created quite a buzz over the weekend, courtesy of clashes between Alberta and Quebec politicians. But what if neatbit by rail renders the pipeline debate moot? I wrote several times last week (here and here) about the benefits of shipping […]

Neatbit by rail an alternative to oil sands’ pipeline problems to USA, Asia markets

Neatbit by rail an alternative to oil sands’ pipeline problems to USA, Asia markets

Neatbit is undiluted bitumen shipped by rail in specially heated tanker cars A proposed new refinery on Canada’s West Coast may have the solution to the problems of shipping Alberta oil sands dilbit by pipeline to American and Asian markets. Diluted bitumen, known as dilbit, contains 30 per cent diluent that has to be added […]

Pacific Future Energy submits refinery proposal to regulators

Pacific Future Energy submits refinery proposal to regulators

Pacific Future Energy refinery will ship Alberta bitumen on rail as “neatbit,” which has consistency of peanut butter Pacific Future Energy submitted its formal proposal to build and operate the what it calls the “world’s greenest bitumen-to-fuels refinery” using bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands last week. The proposal was submitted to the BC Environmental Assessment Office, […]