Imperial Oil Sarnia Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Imperial Oil (Exxon)
  • Website:
  • Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
  • Capacity: 6.0 million tons/annum & 121,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • Imperial's Sarnia operation is the most integrated fuels, lubricating oil and chemicals manufacturing and petroleum research facility in Canada.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum distillation
  • fluid coking
  • hydrocracking
  • fluid catalytic cracking
  • naphtha reforming
  • distillate desulphurization
  • hydrogen treating and synthesis
  • Lubricants Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Has the ability to process a wide range of crude oil

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel
  • Products are low sulphur

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

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  • 1897 - The Sarnia refinery was commissioned and it was the largest refinery in Canada, with a capacity of 900 barrels of crude oil processing a day.
  • 2008 - Tail Gas Clean-Up unit project launched

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Imperial's Sarnia refinery to reduce SO2 emissions by more than 50 percent

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