What is Synthetic Sweet Blend crude?

Synthetic Sweet Blend is a combination of Suncor Synthetic A and Syncrude Sweet Premium. This typical light sweet synthetic crude is a bottomless blend of hydrotreated naphtha, distillate, and gasoil fractions.

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- 0.10 0.08 0.13 0.10
Butanes 2.08 1.89 2.20 2.08
Pentanes 3.13 2.51 2.57 2.49
Hexanes 3.14 3.00 3.15 3.45
Heptanes 3.70 3.62 3.63 3.61
Octanes 2.36 2.50 2.82 3.83
Nonanes 2.16 2.14 2.10 3.08
Decanes - - - 1.86

BTEX

Property (vol%)Most Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Benzene 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.11
Toluene 0.26 0.29 0.30 0.34
Ethyl Benzene 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.15
Xylenes 0.44 0.46 0.47 0.53

Distillation

TBP ASTM D2892 & D5236
HTSD ASTM D7169

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Most Recent Sample Comments:
SYN-854, Feb 3, 2017

Last 6 Samples

Marginally elevated pentanes was the only aspect of Synthetic Sweet Blend that deviated from normal. Typical merged simulated distillation results are included.

Basic Analysis

PropertyMost Recent Sample6 Month Average1 Year Average5 Year Average
Density (kg/m3) 860.3 862.3 860.0 859.5
Gravity (oAPI) 32.8 32.5 32.9 33.0
Sulphur (wt%) 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.18
MCR (wt%) 0.10 ND ND 0.14
Nickel (mg/L) ND 0.3 0.2 0.2
Vanadium (mg/L) 0.6 1.2 1.1 1.0

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

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