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  • Bromhead, Saskatchewan

    Location
    Located approximately 60 km south of Weyburn SK, 60 km west of Estevan, SK, and 15 km north of the U.S. border

    Background
    Torq established this terminal to service increasing sour crude production in the region, which is transported to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast and East Coast. The terminal benefits from favorable rail economics compared to pipeline for heavy sour crude.

    Local Production
    Midale, LSB and Bakken crude

    Refineries Serviced
    The Terminal benefits from increased CBR transporting to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where refineries are well suited to handle heavier sour crude. Currently, crude from the terminal goes to PADD I and PADD III locations in Canada.

    Rail Line
    LCR interchanges with CPR in Estevan, SK and provides ‘service on demand’

    Capacity
    The facility is one of the largest of its kind in Saskatchewan. Phase 1 of the terminal has a capacity of 30 cars per day (19,500 barrels/day); later phases using existing track will allow the terminal to accommodate unit train movements (up to 120 cars; 78,000 barrels).

    Inbound Service
    Torq currently provides limited inbound service to the terminal; all third party trucks are charged a gate fee.

  • Instow, Saskatchewan

    Location
    Instow, Saskatchewan

    Background
    Torq established this terminal to relieve capacity constraints of Plains South Saskatchewan Pipeline (“SSPL”) and provide service for heavy crude. The remote setting and limited competition allows for terminal expansion to meet projected increased demand in the area.

    Local Production
    Torq currently loads conventional heavy Fosterton crude at Instow, which requires diluent when shipped by pipeline.

    Refineries Serviced
    Crude from terminal goes to PADD II, PADD III and locations in Canada.

    Rail Line
    GWR interchanges with CPR in Swift Current and Assiniboia, SK; GWR provides ‘service on demand’

    Capacity
    Current capacity of 30 cars per day (~18,000 barrels/day); Recent change in ownership of primary wells in area to a smaller producer is expected to increase CBR volume.

  • Lloydminster, Saskatchewan

    Location
    Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; 2 km to closest residential area (terminal located in industrial area within Lloydminster city limits)

    Background
    Torq, in conjunction with CPR, established a terminal in Lloydminster due to area pipeline constraints and significant heavy crude production.

    Local Production
    Torq currently loads undiluted LLB, LLK and Cold Lake heavy crude.

    Refineries Serviced
    Crude from terminal goes to PADD I with a take or pay contract of 23 cars per day with the current exclusive customer.

    Rail Line
    The facility is owned by CPR and operated by Torq under a Facility Operations & Management Agreement.

    Capacity
    Current capacity of 44 cars per day (24,640 barrels/day), with ability to double to 88.

    Inbound Service
    Torq inbound service accounts for approximately 25% of the volume into the terminal.

  • Tilley, Alberta

    Location
    Tilley, Alberta; 1 km from town.

    Background
    The Tilley terminal was established in April 2012 by Torq to meet demand for a transloading facility on the CPR line near the town. CPR worked with Torq and an energy marketer to establish the terminal.

    Local Production
    Torq currently loads conventional heavy Bow River north and south crudes as well as Alberta Bakken at this facility.

    Refineries Serviced
    Crude from terminal goes to PADD II, PADD III, PADD V in Canada.

    Rail Line
    The facility is owned by CPR and operated by Torq under a Facility Operations & Management Agreement.

    Capacity
    Current capacity of 20 cars per day (12,000 barrels/day).

    Inbound Service
    Torq is the exclusive inbound service provider to this terminal.

  • Whitecourt, Alberta

    Location
    Whitecourt, Alberta; 3 km from town.

    Background
    A large energy marketer approached CN to build a facility in Whitecourt that would be operated by Torq as surrounding oil fields were grossly underserviced by available pipeline. Torq was awarded a gold medal safe handling award in May, 2013 from CN for their dedication to a high standard of safety during 2012 and for having less than two incidents per 5,000 rail cars shipped.

    Local Production
    Torq currently loads Cardium, Beaverhill Lake / Swan Hills and Peace River crude at this facility.

    Refineries Serviced
    Crude from terminal goes to PADD II, PADD III, PADD V in Canada.

    Rail Line
    The facility is owned by CN and operated by Torq under a Transloading Services Agreement. The facility is on the CN line, within the railroad’s local yard with a 150 mile ROFR on additional terminals.

    Capacity
    Current capacity of 7 cars per day; construction to expand the terminal to 20 cars per day commencing soon to meet increasing demand.

    Inbound Service
    Torq does not provide any inbound transportation services to this terminal.

  • Unity, Alberta

    Location
    Unity, Saskatchewan; 2km east of town.

    Background
    The Unity terminal was established to satisfy increased demand for conventional heavy sour crude (primarily undiluted LLB (Lloydminster) and LLK (Kerrobert heavy)). The terminal is central to high IRR long life heavy oil production that is situated north, south and west of Unity, as well as growing Kerrobert (Viking) sweet to the south.

    Local Production
    Torq currently loads Lloydminster, Kerrobert, Bow River North and Kerrobert Sweet (Viking) crude at this facility.

    Refineries Serviced
    The Terminal benefits from increased CBR transported to the U.S. Gulf Coast via CN direct access, where refineries are well suited to handle heavier sour crude.

    Rail Line
    Torq has an exclusive agreement with North West Terminal Ltd. (“NWT”) for the transloading of any oilfield fluids or products, including a long-term lease on the land at the facility. Unity terminal is connected to the shortest rail line haul from Western Canada to US Gulf Coast for heavy undiluted crudes and benefits from access to both CN and CPR lines.

    Capacity
    The terminal has a current capacity of 40 cars per day (22,400 barrels/day) and access to utilize three additional tracks at NWT. Phase 2 construction is currently underway and will allow the terminal to accommodate unit train movements of 120 cars or 66,000 barrels per day.

    Inbound Service
    Torq currently provides 60% of the inbound transportation service to the terminal. All third party trucks are charged a gate fee of 10% of truck.