Imperial Oil operates the Strathcona cracking refinery, which is located in Alberta, 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 1976 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 8.08. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

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 Strathcona refinery is expected to remain the same as 196mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Strathcona cracking refinery

The Strathcona refinery cracking witnessed seven 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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