Propane is used primarily for industrial and
residential heating (often in rural areas). Because demand for heating fuel is
higher in winter months, we utilize Keyera’s underground storage caverns to
manage propane inventories over the spring and summer to meet seasonal
Butane is used primarily in gasoline and crude oil
blending. Butane is also used as a feedstock for production of octane-enhancing
additives for winter gasoline blending.
Iso-octane is a low vapour pressure, high octane
gasoline blending component. Keyera’s Alberta EnviroFuels (AEF) facility uses
butane as the primary feedstock to produce iso-octane. As a result, AEF’s
business creates positive synergies with Keyera’s Marketing business.
Condensate is desirable as a feedstock for refineries
but is becoming more valuable in Alberta to aid in the transportation of
bitumen by pipeline from the oil sands to upgrading facilities. As bitumen
production has grown, so has the demand for condensate, outpacing local supply.
As a result, we also import condensate from the United States to meet the increased
Crude oil midstream operations use Keyera facilities, including
crude oil batteries and terminals, to process, transport and sell crude oil.
Sulphur is a yellow mineral extracted from sour
gas. Sulphur is a raw material used in the manufacture of fertilizers,
plastics and pharmaceuticals.
Learn more about the products we market on our Midstream 101 education centre.