By reducing the thickness of the type of oil found in Alberta, government officials said they expect volumes through a limited network of pipelines to improve. The provincial government of Alberta said it would back a process called partial upgrading with an eight-year, $780 million (USD) commitment starting in 2019. Partial upgrading reduces the thickness of the heavier type of crude oil found in the province, which can cut industry costs and improve refinery processing. It also increases the amount of product that can flow through pipelines. “As we fight for new pipelines and a better price for our oil, we must also create the right conditions for investment and jobs in oil and gas processing and manufacturing,” Alberta Premier Rachel Notley […]