Refining by the numbers

With no shortage of data in the refining and transportation energy sector, we have plenty of numbers to back-up what we say and do. For the data analysts and economists, it’s a numerical playground. For story-tellers, it’s a never-ending source of curiosity, filled with “ah-ha!” moments that make for good content and sharing. So, we decided to bring these two worlds together.

Over the next couple of months, we’ll be sharing bite-site data on social media, pairing each number with an equally ‘easy to digest’ fact.

We’re planning on covering a lot of ground, touching on information about the refining sector and its vital importance to Canada and Canadians. We’ll also chirp about the refining process and its products, the quality of life and end-use applications that keep us moving and warm. In addition, we’ll share facts about the environmental progress happening in the sector, and impact and implications of policy on energy security in Canada.

So, join us! If you’re not already doing so, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn. Learn something new every day and share the posts with your family, friends and colleagues.
Most Recent Posts
Aug 15, 2019
Recently, we produced a series of blog posts that discussed innovation developments in the Canadian refining sector; for refiners, these advancements focus on improving efficiency and environmental performance, including reducing GHG emissions. While the innovation wheel moves forward, it’s also important to understand the fundamental economics of refining, and the challenges and opportunities that affect and drive the sector.
This week, we highlight three economic drivers in the Canadian refining sector: Efficiency, Balancing Production & Demand, and Competitiveness.
Jul 25, 2019
At a Sarnia-Lambton chamber of Commerce event in February, Canadian Fuels Vice-President for Ontario Lisa Stilborn explained: “Our products fuel the economy, whether it’s moving goods on Highway 401 or Highway 402, getting passengers from point A to point B in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, or fuelling Pearson International Airport.”

Four refineries, part of the Southwestern Ontario Industrial Cluster, are key economic contributors to Canada’s largest provincial economy– and their closure would have permanent negative consequences. These are the findings of a recent report commissioned for Canadian Fuels Association by Aviseo Consulting.

The Economic Impact Study on Southwest Ontario Refineries analyzes the direct, indirect and induced contributions to the province’s economy