Heavy Crude Quality Improvement

MEG Energy Corp.

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    Alberta Industrial Heartland Region

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MEG, a publicly traded oil sands energy company, is developing an innovative process to efficiently convert bitumen into a crude oil suitable for transport by pipeline without the requirement for diluting agents. A unique combination of mild-intensity processes is applied to the bitumen, resulting in high yields and a reduction in GHG emissions associated with conventional upgrading. By eliminating the need for light hydrocarbon diluting agents, the process also effectively increases the product volume that can be transported through existing pipeline infrastructure.