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WCS: Oil pipelines could unlock $100 billion value

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Over $40 billion worth of pipelines have been proposed to ferry heavy Canadian crude to refinery markets, however these proposals face varying degrees of opposition. It is still unclear which pipelines will be built and when they will start-up, but one thing is evident – Canada needs more pipeline takeaway capacity. This Insight provides our on outlook for WTI-WCS based on pipeline assumptions as well as two alternate scenarios. It is consistent with our Macro Oils Long Term Outlook H1 2015.

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This report includes 8 images and tables including:

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  • Growing supply of crude oil from Canada
  • Canadian share of Gulf Coast (PADD III) heavy crude
  • Disposition of growing supply of WCS
  • Map showing WCS routes to market
  • Louisiana extra heavy (<23 API) and heavy (23-28 API) imports
  • Texas extra heavy (<23 API) and heavy (23-28 API) imports
  • WCS: Oil pipelines could unlock $100 billion value: Image 4

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  • Assumptions for selected key pipelines (Base case)

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