What is Synbit Blend crude?

Synbit Blend combines Statoil Cheecham Synbit, Surmont Heavy Blend, Christina Synbit Blend, Mackay River Heavy, and Long Lake Heavy in tankage at Superior.

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- 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04
Butanes 1.12 1.17 1.17 1.08
Pentanes 1.89 2.54 2.93 3.20
Hexanes 1.89 2.32 2.57 2.81
Heptanes 1.99 2.45 2.50 2.47
Octanes 1.10 1.43 1.66 2.17
Nonanes 1.04 1.22 1.22 1.66
Decanes - - - 0.96

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.08
Toluene 0.16 0.19 0.19 0.20
Ethyl Benzene 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.08
Xylenes 0.22 0.26 0.27 0.29

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
SYB-742, Feb 3, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Sulphur, MCR, metals, and C5 x C9 concentrations were slightly reduced in the February sample of Synbit Blend. Merged simulated distillation results indicated smaller naphtha and residue fractions while distillate and gas oil fractions were larger.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 929.1 933.4 931.5 931.8
Gravity (oAPI) 20.7 20.0 20.3 20.2
Sulphur (wt%) 2.78 3.02 3.06 3.15
MCR (wt%) 7.00 7.66 7.76 8.17
Sediment (ppmw) - 194 162 162
TAN (mgKOH/g) 1.46 1.67 1.68 1.61
Salt (ptb) - 4.8 5.1 7.8
Nickel (mg/L) 42.2 46.9 49.0 51.1
Vanadium (mg/L) 115.0 127.9 132.7 135.2
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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