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RE: Update PetroCan Revamp Edmonton Refinery (& Coker)

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Charles Randall
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Here is update on the PetroCan Edmonton Refinery & Coker revamp/expansion to switch from blend of conventional & synthetic crude to exclusively use heavier oilsands-based upgraded crudes before the end of 2008. The county surrounding Edmonton will soon be home to over 5 OilSands Upgraders and will provide the source for PetroCan increase use at both of its refineries. 
 
But, once this conversion is complete, the Rio Tinto/Alcan Edmonton calciner (supplies coke to Kitimat smelter) won’t have any green coke to make calcined anode or recarburizer coke (and hauling imported green coke supplies in and calcined product out over long CN railroad distances wouldnt make economic sense) and yet another source of both green and calcined anode coke will likely disappear with this conversion ….. as they are across the world.
 
Regards

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