- Imperial Oil Refinery (Dartmouth)
The Imperial Oil Refinery is an
oil refineryowned by Imperial Oilin Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It is located on the eastern side of Halifax Harbour, and the crude oilarrives via ship. It covers a some 400 hectarearea southof central Dartmouth, with the neighbourhoodaround it being known as Imperoyal. The site was originally the site of Fort Clarence, one of the forts guarding the harbour against attack. The refinery was founded in 1918, in part to meet the burgeoning needs of the First World War. It played an important role in the Second World War, providing the fuelfor much of the Allied North Atlanticfleet.
The refinery currently processes some 89,000
barrelsper day. It is one of two refineries that supply almost all the heating oiland gasoline to the Canadian Maritimes, the other being the considerably larger Irving Oilrefinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Dartmouth refinery meets most of Nova Scotia's needs and provides oil and gas to all retail stations and bulk terminals in Nova Scotia. The refinery sells excess gasolineto the United Statesmarket . The refinery currently employs some 200 people.
* [http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/Thisis/Operations/TI_O_DartmouthRefinery.asp Imperial Oil page]
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