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cyberclark Firstly the bitumen has to be upgraded into crude before it is ready for the refinery. The Provincial Treasury gets 48 cents per bbl on bitumen paid ... View > 10-Aug-11


From: cyberclark - Posted: 10-Aug-11 - 12:40

Firstly the bitumen has to be upgraded into crude before it is ready for the refinery.

The Provincial Treasury gets 48 cents per bbl on bitumen paid in kind. The paid in kind scheme is what the mines give in place of payments and it is delivered to the upgraders. 48 cents per bbl.

We get nothing by way of product royalty from the upgrader operations. The jobs you speak of are temporary and paid for directly by the Taxpayer of Alberta. We do much better on exporting the crude!

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