Oil sands crude is more corrosive than other types of crudes and can cause damage to pipelines

Pipelines transporting oil sands crude (diluted bitumen) are not at any greater risk of corrosion than pipelines carrying other types of petroleum products, such as conventional crude.

There is virtually no difference between oil sands crude and conventional crude oil. Our industry has been safely transporting diluted bitumen in pipelines for more than 30 years and conventional crude for more than 60 years.