Lloydminster Heavy Oil Upgrader
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Husky
  • Website: http://www.huskyenergy.com/
  • Location: Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
  • Capacity: 7.5 million tons/annum & 150,000 bbl/day
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Brief Description

  • The facility processes heavy oil into high quality, low sulphur synthetic crude oil to be used as feedstock for refineries in Canada and the United States

Refining Units

Terminal Capacity

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Crude Supply

  • The feedstock for the upgrader is heavy oil from deposits in northeastern Alberta and western Saskatchewan, and bitumen from Tucker Oil Sands Project.

Products Produced

  • The main product produced is low sulphur synthetic oil
  • The upgrader produces a high-value diesel fuel that is sold into the wholesale and retail markets.
  • The upgrading process produces two marketable by-products: sulphur and petroleum coke

Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

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  • 1992 - The Upgrader was commissioned at a cost of $1.6 billion
  • 2006 - Husky Energy Proceeds with Engineering for Upgrader Expansion
  • 2006 Fluor awarded FEED contract for expansion project

Relevant Links

  1. Husky Energy Proceeds with Engineering for Upgrader Expansion
  2. Fluor Wins Engineering Contract for Canadian Mega-Project
  3. Husky Energy Selects Axens for the Lloydminster Upgrader

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