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Canada's Trans Mountain crude pipeline oversubscribed by 18%

Staff Writer |
Kinder Morgan Canada will limit crude nominations on its Trans Mountain pipeline system by 18% in November.

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The line will only carry 82% of nominated volumes, up from 76% of nominations in October, the company.

November volumes on the Trans Mountain mainline system are expected to average 303,700 b/d, up from 281,675 b/d in October, Kinder Morgan said.

Exports from the Westridge Dock near Vancouver are expected to average 79,809 b/d in November, compared with 78,091 b/d in October. Vessel loadings are expected to consist of two barges and five tankers, the same amount as in October, Kinder Morgan said.

Throughput on the Puget Sound pipeline is expected to average 142,138 b/d in November, up from 128,926 b/d in October.

The Trans Mountain pipeline ships Canadian crude from Edmonton, Alberta, to the Westridge export terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia, and on to the connected 180,000 b/d Puget Sound pipeline to Seattle-area refineries.

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