Maine pipeline eyes plan to ship Canada oil sands crude
The Portland-Montreal pipeline - principally owned by top Canadian oil refiners Suncor Energy, Imperial Oil, and Royal Dutch Shell - has already spent about $6.5 million to prepare for a reversal of the line so it can carry heavy oil sands crude from Quebec to Maine's biggest city, according to regulatory filings from 2011. The pipeline now mainly carries imported crude to Canadian refineries.
"...we are currently operating under capacity, and looking for every opportunity to maximize use of our assets, including reversal," he said of the pipe, which was designed to move as much as 240,000 barrels per day.
Canadian pipeline company Enbridge... has proposed reversing its 'Line 9' pipeline between Sarnia, Ontario, and Montreal, to get Alberta oil sands crude into Quebec.
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