What is PetroChina Blend crude?

PetroChina Blend is a heavy sour synbit composed of SAGD production and domestic synthetic crude. As such, PXB has a high TAN and low MCRT for a 20 API gravity Canadian heavy crude. PXB is produced only at the MacKay River Central Plant, wholly owned and operated by PetroChina Canada Ltd. and is transported to Edmonton via the Grand Rapids Pipeline for sales and distribution on connected mainline pipelines.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.02 0.05 0.05 0.05
Butanes 0.98 0.82 0.82 0.82
Pentanes 1.16 1.41 1.41 1.41
Hexanes 1.89 1.82 1.82 1.82
Heptanes 1.85 1.67 1.67 1.67
Octanes 2.25 2.01 2.01 2.01
Nonanes 2.37 2.01 2.01 2.01
Decanes 1.56 1.22 1.22 1.22

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.08 0.06 0.06 0.06
Toluene 0.21 0.16 0.16 0.16
Ethyl Benzene 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.07
Xylenes 0.32 0.25 0.25 0.25

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236 No assays available for this crude.
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
PXB-031, Dec 25, 2017

Last 6 Samples

PetroChina Blend is a new stream to CrudeMonitor and no comments on trends will be made at this point.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 929.8 933.0 933.0 933.0
Gravity (oAPI) 20.6 20.1 20.1 20.1
Sulphur (wt%) 2.71 2.78 2.78 2.78
MCR (wt%) 6.60 6.88 6.88 6.88
Sediment (ppmw) - 104 104 104
TAN (mgKOH/g) 2.02 2.07 2.07 2.07
Salt (ptb) - 3.0 3.0 3.0
Nickel (mg/L) 43.6 48.2 48.2 48.2
Vanadium (mg/L) 115.0 126.6 126.6 126.6
1 Reference temperatures can be found here

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