|2021-01-12 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据1月7日Hart Energy报道，根据最新的监管数据显示，加拿大的油砂产量在2020年11月创下历史新高，并且可能继续上升，因为生产商在阿尔伯塔省政府结束减产后增加了产量。
能源研究公司Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.分析师马特·墨菲(Matt Murphy)表示，生产商能够通过削减常规原油产量来提高油砂产量，同时保持在采油限制范围内。现在减产已经结束，Suncor Energy Inc.、Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.和Imperial Oil Ltd.等公司的产量可能会进一步攀升，因为它们希望从油价走强中获利。
王佳晶 摘译自 Hart Energy
Canada’s Oil Sands Hit Record High Production
Canada's oil sands production hit a record high in November, according to the latest regulatory data, and will likely continue to rise as producers ramp up output following the end of provincial government production curtailments in Alberta.
Northern Alberta's oil sands account for roughly two thirds of crude output from Canada, which is the world's fourth-largest oil producer. Canadian producers, like their counterparts globally, endured a torrid 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic hammered fuel demand but cautious optimism that vaccinations will defeat the virus this year is helping boost oil prices.
Data showing an uptick in Canadian oil sands production coincides with a jump in global oil prices this week to an 11-month high, spurred on by a surprise supply cut from the world's largest exporter Saudi Arabia.
Data from the Alberta Energy Regulator released this week shows in November oil sands production hit a record 3.16 million bbl/d. That was a month before Alberta government production curtailments, introduced in 2019 to ease congestion on export pipelines, lifted.
Matt Murphy, an analyst with energy research firm Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., said producers were able to bump up oil sands output while staying within curtailment limits by cutting back on their conventional crude production.
Now that curtailments are over, volumes from companies like Suncor Energy Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Imperial Oil Ltd. are likely to climb even further as they look to cash in on stronger oil prices.
"There will be a bit of incremental growth in excess of this record," Murphy told Reuters on Jan. 6. "Our model shows the oil sands getting to 3.3 million bbl/d by the middle of 2021."
The Canadian Energy Regulator forecasts oil sands production to peak at around 4.3 million bbl/d in 2039, and expects most of that growth to come from expansions to existing facilities.