Pipeline transportation of crude oil and refined petroleum products, December 2015
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Canadian pipeline net receipts of crude oil and condensates, and other liquefied petroleum products totalled 38.0 million cubic metres in December, up 5.1% from the same month in 2014.
The gain in December was mostly attributable to the completion of a pipeline reversal project, which led to higher net receipts in both Quebec (+69.7%) and Ontario (+28.4%).
Contributing to the overall increase were receipts from processing plants (+8.3% to 20.7 million cubic metres), imports (+30.0% to 1.7 million cubic metres), refineries and bulk plants (+5.1% to 5.3 million cubic metres) and receipts from other sources (+16.9% to 1.5 million cubic metres).
On the other hand, receipts from fields were down 6.3% to 8.8 million cubic metres, partly offsetting the overall increase.
Net deliveries increase
In December, Canadian pipeline net deliveries of crude oil and condensates, and other liquefied petroleum products were up 5.3% from the same month a year earlier to 37.9 million cubic metres.
Exports grew 9.7% to 14.3 million cubic metres in December, while deliveries to plants rose 2.8% to 14.8 million cubic metres and deliveries to refineries increased 5.4% to 6.1 million cubic metres. Partly offsetting the overall increase in net deliveries were deliveries to other destinations, which declined 2.9% to 2.6 million cubic metres.
Crude oil and condensates, and other liquefied petroleum products held in tanks and terminals decreased 1.8% from November to 7.1 million cubic metres in December. Inventories remaining in pipelines edged down 0.1% to 12.6 million cubic metres in December.
Annual review: Net receipts are up in 2015
Canadian pipeline net receipts of crude oil and condensates, and other liquefied petroleum products totalled 413.1 million cubic metres in 2015, up 5.3% from 2014. Among the provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan posted the largest gains in volume, as pipeline capacity in the two provinces increased to keep up with production growth.
Canadian pipeline net receipts of crude oil and condensates, and other liquefied petroleum products, by province and territory
Note to readers
This report covers the monthly activities of all pipelines in Canada receiving and delivering crude oils, liquefied petroleum gases (propane, butane and ethane) and refined petroleum products.
Oil pipeline net receipts include receipts of products from fields, processing plants, refineries, imports and other sources. Total receipts include net receipts and transfers from provinces and other pipelines. Net deliveries include deliveries to refineries, plants and other destinations, as well as exports. Total deliveries include net deliveries and transfers to other provinces and other pipelines, inventory changes and line losses and adjustments.
The difference between total receipts and deliveries is the result of inventory changes and line losses and adjustments applied to total deliveries.
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