List of oil facilities in Montreal

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Montreal is the largest oil refining centre in Canada. This refining centre is located in the Greater Montreal Area, essentially in the east part of the Montreal Island. Varennes city is another part of the refining centre.

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Refineries[edit]

Commercial refineries[edit]

Shell Canada - Montreal East Refinery (161 000 bpd)[edit]

The Shell Canada - Montreal East Refinery is located in the Montréal-Est city on Sherbrooke Street East. This refinery was founded in 1931, the second Montreal refinery after the Imperial Oil (Esso) Refinery. The refinery is located near to petrochemical industries like Coastal Petrochemical, Shell Chemical, Parachem petrochemical, Interquisa Canada, and Marsulex (Sulconam) Canada. This refinery has some essential petrochemical infrastructure requiredd to complete oil-refining.

On June 4, 2010, Shell Canada officially announced they would downgrade the refinery into a terminal, following unsuccessful attempts to find a buyer to take over the plant.[1]

Geographical location[edit]

City: Montréal-Est

Refining Units

  1. Alkylation
  2. Isomerisation
  3. Desulfurization Units
  4. Catalytic cracking
  5. Catalytic Reforming
  6. Cracking
  7. Hydrocracking
  8. Distillation of Crude oil
  9. Chemicals plants

Suncor Energy - Montreal Refinery (160 000 bpd)[edit]

Formerly known as the Petro-Canada - Montreal Refinery, prior to merger with Suncor Energy in Aug 2009. The Montreal Refinery is located inside the Pointe-aux-Trembles/Rivières-des-Prairies borought in the Montreal city on Sherbrooke East Street. This refinery had another name when this refinery was founded, the Petrofina Montreal Refinery. This refinery has the same refining capacity as the Shell Canada refinery. It was founded in 1955 inside the square formed by Sherbooke East, Saint-Jean Baptiste, Marien and the Highway 40. It's the third refinery of this refining centre.

Geographical Location[edit]

City: Montreal (Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles)

Refining Units

  1. Alkylation
  2. Isomerisation
  3. Desulfurization Units
  4. Catalytic Cracking
  5. Cracking
  6. Hydrocracking
  7. Distillation of Crude oil
  8. Chemicals plants
  9. Polymerisation
  10. Cokefaction*

Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. - Montreal East Refinery (65 000 bpd)[edit]

The Montreal East Refinery (Gulf Oil Canada) is essentially a little refinery located inside the Coastal Petrochemical fields. It's located inside the Montréal-Est city and not far from the petrochemical infrastructures. It is the only refinery which restarted since the massive closure of refineries in the 80s.

Geographical location[edit]

City: Montréal-Est

  • North: Parachem Petrochemical / Ultramar Terminal
  • South: Bitumar Bitum and BurPak Plant / Coastal Petrochemical
  • East: Marsulex (Sulconam)
  • West: Coastal Petrochemical / Selenis Canada (IMG Group) / Shell Canada Montreal East Refinery

Refining Units

  1. Alkylation
  2. Isomerisation
  3. Desulfurization Units
  4. Catalytic Cracking
  5. Cracking
  6. Distillation of Crude oil

Total Commercial Refining Capacity: 386 000 bpd[edit]

  • Shell Canada - Montreal East Refinery: 161 000 bpd (closing in 2010)
  • Suncor (formerly Petro-Canada) - Montreal Refinery: 160 000 bpd.
  • Gulf Canada Oil - Montreal East Refinery: 65 000 bpd (closed for many years)

Industrial refineries[edit]

Petromont S.E.C. - Varennes Refinery (58 000 bpd)[edit]

The Petromont refinery is located in Varennes city in the south shore of Montreal. This refinery is actually in stand-by but the plant hasn't been destroyed. It made some petrochemical product essentially and some products for the Montreal oil industries. Petromont is a compagny of Dow Chemical and the Société générale de financement du Québec.

Geographical Location[edit]

City: Varennes

Refining Units

  1. Isomerisation
  2. Desulfurization Units
  3. Catalytic Cracking
  4. Cracking
  5. Distillation of Crude oil

Total Industrial Refining Capacity: 58 000 bpd[edit]

  • Petromont S.E.C - Varennes Refinery - 58 000 bpd.

Total refining capacity: 444 000 bpd[edit]

  • Shell Canada - Montreal East Refinery: 161 000 bpd.
  • Suncor Energy - Montreal Refinery: 160 000 bpd.
  • Gulf Canada Oil - Montreal East Refinery: 65 000 bpd.
  • Petromont S.E.C. - Varennes Refinery: 58 000 bpd.

Old Refineries[edit]

Texaco Montreal East Refinery[edit]

The Texaco Montreal East Refinery was located on the current grounds of Interquisa Canada on Gamble Avenue. It was near the Imperial Oil Ltd. refinery. It was founded in the 60s and operated for only twenty years. The closure of the Texaco refinery coincided with those of the refineries of Imperial Oil Ltd., Gulf Canada, and BP. These massive closures of refineries were made in the 80s during the oil crisis.

BP Montreal East/Anjou Refinery[edit]

The BP Montreal East/Anjou Refinery was situated on the current grounds of the Metropolitan golf club in the Anjou district of the city of Montreal. It was the only refinery to be built in the North of the metropolitan freeway. It produced gasoline for twenty years but the oil crisis in the Middle East forced its closure in the 80s.

Imperial Oil Ltd. Esso Montreal East Refinery[edit]

The Imperial Oil Ltd. Esso Montreal East Refinery was the first Montreal refinery. It was founded in 1913, three years after the founding of the city of Montréal-Est. The facility refined oil for more than 70 years and it returned service to the east Montrealers. It was constantly evolving and during the last years of its operation, the company made massive investments to strengthen the refinery's position in the market. The closure of the refinery and its dismantling remains mysterious due to its profitability and its successful refining units. It is possible that a new Imperial Oil refinery will return to Montreal-East.

Petrochemical plants[edit]

Coastal Petrochemical[edit]

The Coastal Petrochemical Company is quite new, because it is the result of a restart by the company Interquisa Canada. Indeed, this company once carried the name of Kemtec Petrochemical. Today, this petrochemical complex make para-xylene, benzene and toluene, and previously phenol and acetones. The Coastal Petrochemical company is a commercial partner with Parachem petrochemical, Selenis Canada and Interquisa Canada.

Kemtec Petrochemical[edit]

The Kemtec Petrochemical Company was a company with products similar to that of Coastal Petrochemical. Its transformed and finished products are practically the same, except in the case of the phenol and the acetones where Coastal made dismantle the industrial units.

Geographical Location[edit]

City: Montréal-Est

  • North: Highway 40 / Petromont / Ultramar Terminal
  • South: Bitumar Bitum and BurPak Plant / Montreal Pipeline Ltd.
  • East: Gulf Oil Canada Montreal East Refinery / Parachem Petrochemical
  • West: PttPoly Canada (Shell Chemicals) / Shell Canada Montreal East Refinery

Selenis Canada (img group)[edit]

Geographical location[edit]

City: Montréal-Est

  • North: Highway 40 / Coastal Petrochemical
  • South: Montreal Pipeline Ltd.
  • East: Parachem Petrochemical / Bitumar Bitum and BurPak Plant
  • West: Shell Canada Montreal East Refinery

Nova Chemical[edit]

Geographical location[edit]

City: Montreal

  • North: Petro-Canada Montreal Refinery
  • South: -
  • East: Petro-Canada Montreal Refinery
  • West: McAsphalt Plant

Parachem Petrochemical[edit]

Geographical location[edit]

City: Montréal-Est

  • North: Ultramar Terminal
  • South: Gulf Oil Canada Montreal East Refinery
  • East: Ultramar Terminal / Marsulex (Sulconam)
  • West: Coastal Petrochemical

Interquisa Canada[edit]

Geographical Location[edit]

City: Montréal-Est

  • North: Shell Canada Montreal East Refinery / LaFarge Inc.
  • South: Canterm Canadian Terminal
  • East: Imperial Oil Ltd. fields / Ashland Canada
  • West: LaFarge Inc.

Basell Polyolefins[edit]

Geographical location[edit]

City: Varennes

  • North: -
  • South: Petromont S.E.C. - Varennes Plant
  • East: -
  • West: Kronos Canada / Greendfield Ethanol

Petromont S.E.C.[edit]

Geographical location[edit]

City: Montréal-Est

  • North: Karbomont
  • South: Shell Canada Montreal East Refinery
  • East: -
  • West: -

Terminals[edit]

Canterm Canadian Terminal[edit]

Norcan Terminal[edit]

Shell Canada Terminals[edit]

Rivières-des-Prairies Terminal[edit]

Port of Montreal Terminal[edit]

Ultramar Terminal[edit]

Suncor Energy Terminals[edit]

Pointe-aux-Trembles Terminal[edit]

Montreal East Terminal[edit]

Coastal Petrochemical Terminal[edit]

The petrochemical terminal of Coastal Petrochemical is a tenant on the property of Ultramar. It stores petrochemical products such as para-xylene, toluene, phenol, acetone and many other products. This location is near homes in Montreal-East.

Pipelines Companies[edit]

IN CONSTRUCTION

Montreal Pipelines Ltd.[edit]

Owned by J. Ian McAvity.

Trans-Northern Pipeline Ltd.[edit]

Petromont Pipelines[edit]

Portland-Montreal Pipe Line[edit]

Bitum Compagnies[edit]

IN CONSTRUCTION

Bitumar[edit]

McAsphalt[edit]

Others Companies[edit]

IN CONSTRUCTION

Marsulex (Sulconam)[edit]

Wolverine Tube[edit]

Nexans Tube[edit]

Ashland Canada[edit]

Gaz Metropolitain[edit]

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