Oil sands surplus jamming up pipelines to U.S., pushing more crude into rail cars

Canada is sending a record amount of oil to the United States, filling pipelines to capacity and threatening to push more crude into rail cars.

U.S. imports from its northern neighbour jumped 17 per cent to 3.46 million barrels a day last week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday in a preliminary report. That’s the most since the agency began collecting such data in 2010. Exports have surged as Alberta recovers from wildfires that disrupted supplies earlier this year.

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