Alberta crude oil and bitumen supply a number of markets. The Alberta market takes
22 percent of the output, followed by export markets which account for 38 percent, and
the remaining 40 percent goes to the rest of Canada.
around Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul are the main export markets for Alberta
crude, with more than half being heavy crude.
refineries process part of the province's conventional and synthetic crude oil
production. Their crude oil and condensate capacity is almost 63,000 cubic
metres per day. Three of these refineries are designed to process primarily
light and medium conventional crude oil. Two are world-class facilities which
together account for 75 percent of Alberta's total refinery capacity.