LETTER: Don’t Believe Oil Pipeline Myths

The following letter by New England Petroleum Council executive director John Quinn appeared on Sept. 12 in the Bangor Daily News. The letter dispels several myths about  plans for the Portland-Montreal pipeline and the corrosivity of oil sands crudes. Don’t believe oil pipeline myths The recent OpEd on oil pipelines (“ The folly of tar sands”, [...]

STUDY: Diluted Bitumen-Derived Crude Oil: Relative Pipeline Impacts (Battelle)

This report evaluated the claim made that dilbit is more corrosive than other crudes. This evaluation was benchmarked against conventional and/or sour crude, and was based on the existing literature on crude and dilbit properties and characteristics, data on pipeline integrity and results of engineering assays of pipe that has been transporting dilbit, with such [...]