80% of the imported Canadian oil is heavy oil
According to EIA data, in 2017, the United States imported approximately 7.969 MMBOPD of all grades of crude oil from about 80 countries. The EIA calculates that 3.117 MMBOPD came from OPEC countries and 3.446 MMBOPD came from Canada in 2017.

According to a new report out today from IHS Markit, U.S. imports of just Canadian heavy crudes will approach 2.8 million barrels per day in 2018 (MMBPD)—more than double what they were in 2012, making the United States the world’s largest refining market for heavy crudes.

“The U.S. processed more than half of the heavy crude processed globally in 2018,” IHS said.

That capability is the result of investments by U.S. refiners over the past 20 years...


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