|Industry||Oil refining and marketing|
|Headquarters||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Luka Pejanovic, CEO|
Ultramar is an Eastern Canadian gas and home fuel retailer, with head office in Montreal. It used to have oil refining and marketing operations known as Golden Eagle or Aigle d'or. It was a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, an American company that acquired Ultramar's parent company, Ultramar Diamond Shamrock. Ultramar has been a trademark of CST Brands Inc. after it was spun off from Valero in May 2013. Today, Ultramar operates gas stations and home fuel delivery in Ontario, 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.
The refinery in Lévis was renamed in honour of retired Ultramar Diamond Shamrock CEO Jean Gaulin in 2001.
On May 1, 2013, Ultramar was spun off from Valero Energy Corporation to become a trademark of CST Brands Inc.
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.
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