This represents 99% of Canadian petroleum exports." By 8 June 2016, the U. Department of Energy estimated that "disruptions to oil production averaged about 0.8 million barrels per day (b/d) in May, with a daily peak of more than 1.1 million b/d.
Although projects are slowly restarting as fires subside, it may take weeks for production to return to previous levels." "According to EIA's February Short-Term Energy Outlook, production of petroleum and other liquids in Canada, which totaled 4.5 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2015, is expected to average 4.6 million b/d in 2016 and 4.8 million b/d in 2017.
"Mexico’s government insulated itself from the oil slump after it managed to hedge 212 million barrels of planned exports for 2016, using options contracts to secure an average price of $49 a barrel.
The nation’s 2015 oil hedge provided it with a bonus of $6.3 billion." "The extremely viscous oil contained in oil sands deposits is commonly referred to as bitumen" (CAS 8052-42-4) At the Husky Hardisty terminal, Western Canadian Select is blended from sweet synthetic and condensate diluents from 25 existing Canadian heavy conventional and unconventional bitumen crude oils.
A diluent is normally blended with the oil sands bitumen to allow it to flow in pipelines.