Two railways to transport bitumen across North America
Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) will serve a new diluent recovery unit (DRU) near Hardisty, Alberta (Canada). DRU technology separates the diluent that has been added to the raw bitumen in the production process.
The new facility will be constructed and operated by US Development Group (USD) and Gibson Energy. CP and KCS will ship 50,000 barrels per day of inlet bitumen from the existing Hardisty rail terminal to a new terminal in Port Arthur, Texas, on the US Gulf Coast.
The new terminal in Port Arthur will be operated solely by USD and will have capability for rail unloading, barge dock loading and unloading, tank storage and blending as well as a pipeline connection to refining and marine facilities. (ben)