What is Bow River South crude?

Bow River South refers to the conventional heavy crude production gathered south of Duchess, Alberta and delivered to terminals at the South end of the Bow River pipeline system in Milk River, Alberta. Bow River South is 23 to 24 API, 2.75 wt% sulphur conventional heavy crude stream with a long history. As a gathered production stream, Bow River South is connected to, and takes deliveries from, multiple producers' facilities.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.09 0.11 0.11 0.14
Butanes 0.50 0.55 0.56 0.62
Pentanes 2.86 3.20 3.28 3.12
Hexanes 2.92 3.03 3.06 3.13
Heptanes 2.80 2.83 2.82 2.94
Octanes 3.06 3.17 3.18 3.32
Nonanes 2.48 2.71 2.82 2.92
Decanes 1.31 1.36 1.38 1.41

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.08 0.09 0.08 0.08
Toluene 0.22 0.22 0.18 0.21
Ethyl Benzene 0.14 0.14 0.12 0.14
Xylenes 0.35 0.37 0.32 0.36

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
BRS-003, Mar 31, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Apart from marginally increased MCR, the March sample of Bow River South was consistent with historical data.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 917.2 918.2 917.5 916.2
Gravity (oAPI) 22.6 22.5 22.6 22.8
Sulphur (wt%) 2.78 2.84 2.84 2.76
MCR (wt%) 8.90 8.51 8.29 8.21
Sediment (ppmw) - 156 166 140
TAN (mgKOH/g) 0.47 0.50 0.48 0.37
Salt (ptb) - 10.7 9.2 7.8
Nickel (mg/L) 24.4 26.0 27.3 28.1
Vanadium (mg/L) 74.1 75.2 76.8 77.2
Olefins (wt%) - - - ND

*ND indicates a tested value below the instrument threshold.
1 Reference temperatures can be found here

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