What is Rainbow crude?

Rainbow is an MSW (Mixed Sweet Blend) feeder produced from conventional fields located to the far northwest of Edmonton, Alberta and gathered on the Plains Rainbow pipeline system. Essentially all production is blended into the MSW blend in Edmonton or refined locally in Edmonton.

Light Ends Summary

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
C3- 0.74 0.50 0.53 0.57
Butanes 4.30 3.84 4.06 4.20
Pentanes 3.70 3.56 3.72 3.75
Hexanes 5.52 5.46 5.51 5.37
Heptanes 6.85 6.74 6.62 6.32
Octanes 7.26 7.17 7.07 6.82
Nonanes 5.94 5.85 6.04 5.96
Decanes 2.76 2.94 2.86 2.76

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.23
Toluene 0.42 0.51 0.53 0.53
Ethyl Benzene 0.22 0.24 0.25 0.25
Xylenes 0.68 0.80 0.82 0.79

Distillation

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

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
RA-138, Sep 4, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Sulphur and metals were slightly reduced in the September sample of Rainbow.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 823.6 827.2 826.1 826.4
Gravity (oAPI) 40.2 39.4 39.7 39.6
Sulphur (wt%) 0.32 0.45 0.45 0.44
MCR (wt%) 2.20 2.46 2.37 2.35
Nickel (mg/L) 4.4 6.2 6.3 6.8
Vanadium (mg/L) 4.7 9.2 10.1 11.4
1 Reference temperatures can be found here

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