Heavy crude shipment leaves for China via Portland, Oregon U.S. West Coast cargo comes amid B.C. pipeline oppositon Canadian oil producers found a way to access the growing Asian energy market without the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline. A cargo of heavy crude was sent to China after being railed to a terminal in Portland, Oregon, according to U.S. Census data and people with knowledge of the situation. The crude came from Alberta‚Äôs oil sands, the people said. The shipments happened as Kinder Morgan Inc. struggles to move forward with its Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion to the Vancouver area amid fierce opposition from British Columbia. The project, which would open up the Asian market to oil sands producers, was approved by the federal government in late 2016 but suffered a setback when the B.C. government proposed limiting any increase in shipments of diluted bitumen amid concerns about spills. Few Options […]