Imperial Oil operates the Strathcona refinery, which is located in Alberta, Canada. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Exxon Mobil. The refinery, which started operations in 1976, has an NCI of 8.08.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 196
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 59
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 65
Reformer (mbd): 21
Hydrotreater (mbd): 167
Alkylation (mbd): 16
Isomerization (mbd): 7

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 196mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Strathcona refinery

The Strathcona refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.

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 petroleum industry including exploration, production and sale of crude oil and natural gas. It is one of the largest integrated oil company in Canada and has operations is upstream, downstream and chemical segment. 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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