Executives at Canada’s largest integrated oil and gas producers on Tuesday downplayed the severity of transportation bottlenecks to move oil in the near term, citing existing pipeline commitments and refining capabilities. Canadian producers have faced steep discounts for western Canadian heavy crude this year due to bottlenecks, while new pipeline projects have dealt with delays and protests from environmental groups. Still, executives at Husky Energy Inc and Suncor Energy Inc said their existing pipeline commitments would help overcome constraints in the short-term. “Right now, 100 percent of our production, including all of the production from Fort Hills (Alberta), we have pipeline access to get to markets,” said Mark Little, chief operating officer for Suncor. Husky has excess oil pipeline capacity to the U.S. and has enough capacity locked in to ship […]