What is CNRL Light Sweet Synthetic crude?

CNS is a light sweet synthetic crude produced from the Canadian Natural Resources Ltd Horizon Project located north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The Horizon Project includes a mine and upgrader operations. It is a classic bottomless blend of hydrotreated naphtha, distillate, and gasoil fractions produced from a coker based upgrader facility.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Butanes 0.34 1.08 0.88 1.12
Pentanes 1.40 1.90 1.84 2.44
Hexanes 2.67 2.74 2.65 3.50
Heptanes 2.88 2.59 2.54 3.49
Octanes 4.24 3.69 3.56 4.98
Nonanes 4.28 3.84 3.63 4.78
Decanes 2.49 2.41 2.21 2.57

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.05
Toluene 0.14 0.16 0.16 0.24
Ethyl Benzene 0.11 0.12 0.11 0.16
Xylenes 0.38 0.41 0.41 0.56

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
CNS-721, Nov 11, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Butanes and pentanes were slightly reduced but otherwise, CNRL Light Sweet Synthetic was back to displaying the streams new quality characteristics for the November sample. Typical simulated distillation results are included.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 865.5 863.0 865.8 851.4
Gravity (oAPI) 31.8 32.3 31.8 34.6
Sulphur (wt%) 0.13 0.13 0.15 0.09
MCR (wt%) ND ND ND ND
Nickel (mg/L) - - - ND
Vanadium (mg/L) - - - ND

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

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