What is Light Sour Blend crude?

Light Sour Blend (LSB) is a conventionally produced light sour crude gathered from batteries in southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba. LSB is considered a benchmark light sour crude (daily price postings are available for LSB on the Internet).

Enbridge Pooled Crude Quality Specification

Pooled crudes at Superior are subject to quality specifications set by Enbridge. Test methods employed, typical results, testing frequency, and mitigation/penalty details can be found from the most recent document available here. Contact Enbridge Pipelines directly for additional information regarding pooled crude quality requirements.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.57 0.62 0.52 0.65
Butanes 3.60 3.42 3.29 3.02
Pentanes 5.33 5.53 5.64 4.31
Hexanes 6.15 5.75 5.95 6.17
Heptanes 5.49 6.96 7.26 6.90
Octanes 5.24 4.50 4.67 6.92
Nonanes 3.65 3.56 3.57 5.29
Decanes - - - 2.65

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.23 0.25 0.25 0.26
Toluene 0.50 0.52 0.53 0.62
Ethyl Benzene 0.32 0.33 0.27 0.40
Xylenes 0.55 0.59 0.58 0.69

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
LSB-959, Jun 4, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Density, metals, and heptanes were reduced marginally in the June sample of Light Sour Blend. Typical merged simulated distillation results are included.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 829.6 830.9 831.2 834.6
Gravity (oAPI) 38.9 38.7 38.6 37.9
Sulphur (wt%) 1.05 1.06 1.10 1.07
MCR (wt%) 2.80 2.90 2.90 3.08
Sediment (ppmw) - 374 369 423
TAN (mgKOH/g) ND 0.19 0.19 0.17
Salt (ptb) - 32.7 33.7 51.3
Nickel (mg/L) 6.2 6.8 7.4 8.3
Vanadium (mg/L) 9.6 11.3 13.6 14.5
Olefins (wt%) - ND ND ND

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

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