Gives Beijing a chance to insulate the country against possible supply disruptions.
Stalled air travel and manufacturing all but stopped in China, sapping demand for fuel following plunging crude prices.
Government will gradually increasing the amount that can be produced.
About 25% of the crude being transported spilled on the ground or into the nearby river.
Well below the record high of 354,000 bpd set last December.
Largest oil and gas produce demands call for contracts be halted before it wraps up in October.
Volatility blamed on pipeline capacity failing to match growing oil sands output, and production limits.
Doesn’t have a clear understanding of economic damage caused by the failure to build new pipelines to coastal waters.
Will transport blended crude and condensate to Lloydminster from across the river.
Could peak as high as 590,000 barrels in 2019 if producers don’t resort to crude storage in peak months.
StatsCan reports they have dropped every month since January
Once a project is up and running there are big technical issues with hitting the off switch.
Follows 101,000 gallon spill of crude from hobbled pipeline.
Nine worker deaths in five years involving people at crude production tanks.
Incident blamed on pipeline mechanical failure.