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Fuel Production


Through distillation and a series of chemical processes the crude oil molecules are broken, reshaped and recombined into value-added products like: 

  • Transportation fuels, including gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel
  • Home heating oil
  • Lubricants
  • Heavy fuel oil
  • Asphalt for roads
  • Petro-chemical feedstocks, that are further transformed into hundreds of consumer goods and products from plastics, to textile fibres, to pharmaceuticals.

View a more detailed description of the refining process.

Innovation at work

Over the past 40 years, the number of Canadian refineries has decreased, while the capacity of existing refineries has increased. This is because small, less efficient facilities have been replaced with more efficient, expanded facilities. These improvements have been made possible by the new technologies, processes and equipment that result from ongoing research and development in the industry.

Refining Sites and Capacity

Canada is home to 15 refineries and 8 biofuel facilities, operated by Canadian Fuels members and represent the country’s refining capacity and about 80% of the biofuel production capacity. Canada is a net exporter, mainly to the United States, of refined petroleum products and crude oil.

For Canadian Fuels member contact information, please visit the About section.

British Columbia

Tidewater Midstream
Prince George Refinery
Prince George, B.C.

Parkland Corporation
Burnaby Refinery
Burnaby, B.C.


Suncor Energy Products Partnership
Edmonton Refinery
Edmonton, Alta.

Shell Canada Products
Scotford Refinery
Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.

Imperial Oil Limited
Strathcona Refinery
Edmonton, Alta.

North West Redwater Partnership
Sturgeon Refinery
Sturgeon County, Alta.


Federated Cooperatives Ltd.
Regina, Sask.


Shell Canada Products
Sarnia Manufacturing Centre
Corunna, Ont.

Imperial Oil Limited
Sarnia Refinery
Sarnia, Ont.

Imperial Oil Limited
Nanticoke Refinery
Jarvis, Ont.

Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc.
Mississauga, Ont.

Suncor Energy Products Partnership
Sarnia Refinery
Sarnia, Ont.

Suncor Energy Inc.
St. Clair Ethanol Plant
Sarnia-Lambton, Ont.

Greenfield Global
Chatham Distillery
Chatham, Ont.

Greenfield Global
Johnstown Distillery
Johnstown, Ont.

Ontario (Continued)

Greenfield Global
Tiverton Distillery
Tiverton, Ont.


Suncor Energy Products Partnership
Montreal Refinery
Montreal, Que.

Levis, Que.

Greenfield Global
Varennes Distillery
Varennes, Que.

New Brunswick

Irving Oil Limited
Saint John, N.B.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Braya Renewable Fuels
Braya Renewable Fuels’ Refinery
Come By Chance, NL

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