Cenovus expands rail shipments of oil to avoid pipeline bottleneck

CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. plans to increase its rail shipments to 10,000 barrels per day this year to avoid a pipeline bottleneck that’s hurting Western Canadian oil prices.

“In December we had about 6,000 barrels per day on rail,” said Don Swystun, executive vice-president of refining, marketing, transportation and development, on a webcast from an unconventional energy conference in New York on Tuesday.

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