Canada's largest railway, CanaPux, believes it can be a game changer for the country's oil industry.
Developed by Canadian National Railways, CanaPux is in fact crude crude mixed with a polymer and wound in the same polymer. The result is a hard pact that CN Rail believes will reduce risks associated with train-based oil shipments, and at the same time believes it will reduce transportation costs by opening the product to the global market.
Canapux will be sent as a solid product. When it reaches its destination, it can be processed and restored to the traditional crude oil.
A report by the IAEE Energy Forum says that oil spills on the rail are three times more than a leak in the pipeline, but James Cairns, Canadian National Railways Petroleum Products and Chemicals vice president, has announced that CTV's limit the damage.
”They will not burn, they will not ignite, they will not create dust, they will not spread or dissolve in the environment and CanaPux is the best part in which they swim with water,“ he said.
Shovels can also be transported in gondola vehicles that are lighter than tank cars and which make the transport process more convenient.
Cairns, one of Canada's biggest problems in the oil industry, under the current rail and pipeline system, the majority of sales to the United States said.
”CanaPux allows us to enter the water and export our crude oil to Asia,“ he said.
Cairns hopes to establish and operate its first pilot plant in the next 18-24 months.
This is also the case when Canada increases the confidence of the oil industry in the rail system. According to the National Energy Board, in September 2017, the railway system reached 134,132 barrels of crude oil, a year later to 269,829.
As for unemployment, the Alberta government plans to buy two new oil tanker vehicles.