What is Access Western Blend crude?
Access Western Blend (AWB) is a heavy, high TAN dilbit produced by Devon Energy Canada and MEG Energy Corp. Production is from the Athabasca region south of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Production is generated by SAGD thermal methods. Diluent is supplied to the production sites from Edmonton and dilbit is pumped back to Edmonton on the Access Pipeline. AWB is available for upgrading in the Edmonton area, and for export on the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan systems.