Hardisty Energy Terminal (DRU)
Innovative DRU technology (diluent recovery unit) and its product, DRUbit™, are a more sustainable way to deliver heavy Canadian crude (bitumen) from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The Hardisty Energy Terminal (HET) near Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, is a high quality infrastructure project and the first diluent recovery unit (DRU) in Western Canada. The HET is a 50/50% joint venture between USD and Gibson. The DRU separates the diluent that has been added to the raw bitumen in the production process (to aid flow through the pipelines), which meets two important market needs – it returns the recovered diluent for reuse in the Alberta market, reducing delivered costs for diluent, and it creates DRUbit™, a proprietary heavy Canadian crude oil specifically designed for rail transportation and preferred by refiners.