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|Industry||Oil refining and marketing|
|Headquarters||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Area served||Eastern Canada|
|Key people||Ross Bayus, President|
Ultramar is an Eastern Canadian gas and home fuel retailer. It was also a Canadian oil refining and marketing company formerly known as Golden Eagle or Aigle d'or. Its head office is in Montreal. It was a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, an American company that acquired Ultramar's former parent company, Ultramar Diamond Shamrock. Since May 2013, Ultramar has been a trademark of CST Brands Inc. after it has spun off from Valero. Today, Ultramar operates gas stations and home fuel delivery in Quebec and Eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland). It also operates ValuMax, a cashback program for fuel purchases.
In 1981, Ultramar acquired Hanford, California-based Beacon Oil Company. It retained the name.
In 1996, Ultramar Corporation merged with Diamond Shamrock to form Ultramar Diamond Shamrock.
Ultramar was also active in industrial sales and wholesale supply.
It directly employed 3,600 people and indirectly employed 10,000. The refinery in Lévis produced 265,000 barrels (or 41.5 million litres) per day.