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Canadian pipelines net receipts of crude oil and condensates, and other liquefied petroleum products edged up 0.5% from the same month a year earlier to 31.7 million cubic metres in May.

Receipts from refineries and bulk plants rose 8.2% to 4.8 million cubic metres. There were also higher receipts from imports (up 17.9% to 1.3 million cubic metres) and other sources (up 9.2% to 1.3 million cubic metres). Partly offsetting these increases were lower receipts from fields (down 4.6% to 7.9 million cubic metres) and processing plants (down 0.7% to 16.5 million cubic metres).


In May, net deliveries of crude oil and condensates, and other liquefied petroleum products edged up 0.2% from May 2014 to 32.0 million cubic metres. Deliveries to refineries declined by 8.9% to 4.9 million cubic metres. Deliveries also declined to plants (down 2.7% to 11.6 million cubic metres) and other facilities (down 2.7% to 2.5 million cubic metres). Deliveries for export were up 7.8% to 13.0 million cubic metres.

Inventories in tanks grow

Crude oil and condensates, and other liquefied petroleum products remaining in pipelines at the close of May declined 2.4% from April to 12.1 million cubic metres. Conversely, inventories held in tanks and terminals rose 3.6% to 5.5 million cubic metres.


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The Daily*—*Pipeline transportation of crude oil and refined petroleum products, May 2015