Canadian Refinery Overview 2018 – Energy Market Assessment

About the NEB

The National Energy Board (NEB or Board) is an independent federal regulator. Its purpose is to promote safety and security, environmental protection, and economic efficiency in the Canadian public interest within the mandate set by Parliament for the regulation of pipelines, energy development, and trade.
The Board’s main responsibilities include regulating:

  • the construction, operation, and abandonment of pipelines that cross international borders or provincial/territorial boundaries;
  • associated pipeline tolls and tariffs;
  • the construction and operation of international power lines and designated interprovincial power lines;
  • imports of natural gas and exports of crude oil, natural gas, oil, natural gas liquids, refined petroleum products, and electricity; and
  • oil and gas exploration and production activities in specified northern and offshore areas.

About this Report

The Board monitors energy markets and assesses Canadian energy requirements and trends to support its regulatory responsibilities. This report, Canadian Refinery Overview 2018 – Energy Market Assessment, is part of a portfolio of publications on energy supply, demand, and infrastructure that the NEB publishes regularly as part of its ongoing market monitoring.

Contributors to this report include: Colette Craig (project manager), Grant Moss.

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