Imperial Oil operates the Nanticoke cracking refinery, which is located in Ontario, Canada. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Exxon Mobil. The refinery started operations in 1978 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 9.82. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 113
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 48
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 49
Reformer (mbd): 34
Hydrotreater (mbd): 99
Alkylation (mbd): 12

The capacity of the Nanticoke refinery is expected to remain the same as 113mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Nanticoke cracking refinery

The Nanticoke refinery cracking witnessed three incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Imperial Oil

Imperial Oil Ltd (Imperial Oil), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, is an integrated energy company. It has a presence in the entire value chain of the petroleum industry. The company explores and produces crude oil, natural gas, synthetic oil and bitumen as part of its upstream operations. Its downstream operations consist of the transportation and refining of crude oil, blending, distribution and marketing of refined products. It manufactures and markets various petrochemicals as part of its chemical segment operations. The company operates refineries in Strathcona, Sarnia and Nanticoke, Canada. Imperial Oil is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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