Canadian refineries increase imports of U.S. oil

06/3/2013 | FuelFix.com · Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Canadian refineries are increasing their imports of U.S. oil, with eastern Canada refineries buying about 100,000 barrels per day in the first quarter of 2013, about four times the historical rate, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Valero Energy aims to switch from overseas crude imports to North American oil for its Quebec refinery, this article notes. Meanwhile, five refineries in the San Francisco Bay Area are bringing in Canadian tar sands crude oil by rail.

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FuelFix.com · Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

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