Western Canadian Blend

What is Western Canadian Blend?

WCB (Western Canadian Blend) is an aggregate of heavy sour crude production (21 API gravity, 3.0 wt% sulphur) in the Wainright and Hardisty regions. Unique to WCB is an agreement by the gathering systems to not use field butanes as diluent. Though there are many connections to WCB, the principal contacts would include Cenovus Energy, Husky Energy Canada, and Talisman Energy.

Most Recent Sample Comments

WCB-035, Feb 7, 2017

The February sample of Western Canadian Blend saw slightly reduced density and MCR while butanes were increased.

Last 6 Samples // Monthly Reports



Export Western Canadian Blend Data

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To export Western Canadian Blend data for .XLS, please either select each attribute by checking each individual box, or select all properties for download further below.

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Basic Analysis

Property

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

Density (kg/m3)

923.2

928.8

927.3

928.3

Gravity (oAPI)

21.6

20.7

21.0

20.8

Sulphur (wt%)

3.18

3.18

3.16

3.11

MCR (wt%)

8.30

8.70

8.66

8.68

Sediment (ppmw)

-

-

-

261

TAN (mgKOH/g)

0.77

0.84

0.85

0.77

Salt (ptb)

-

-

-

45.0

Nickel (mg/kg)

44.3

47.0

46.7

46.9

Vanadium (mg/kg)

92.2

98.9

100.1

99.6

Olefins (wt%)

-

-

-

ND


*ND indicates a tested value below the instrument threshold.


Light Ends Summary


Property (vol%)

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

C3-

0.07

0.08

0.08

0.06

Butanes

1.42

1.02

1.07

0.79

Pentanes

4.32

4.12

4.35

4.28

Hexanes

3.60

3.10

3.20

3.22

Heptanes

3.02

2.56

2.61

2.55

Octanes

2.54

2.19

2.24

2.12

Nonanes

2.00

1.93

1.98

1.84

Decanes

0.89

0.91

0.92

0.90


BTEX

Property (vol%)

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

Benzene

0.11

0.09

0.09

0.10

Toluene

0.26

0.19

0.17

0.18

Ethyl Benzene

0.06

0.05

0.05

0.05

Xylenes

0.33

0.26

0.24

0.23


Distillation

TBP

ASTM D2892 & D5236

HTSD

ASTM D7169