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NORTH ATLANTIC EMPLOYEES WALKING TO RAISE MONEY

MEDIA HOST: Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are well known for going above the call of duty when it comes to helping those in need and the employees at North Atlantic Refining are doing their part in that regard. REPORTER: Since its start in 2005, North Atlantic's Dinner Time Dodgers have walked over 37,000 kilometres and raised $18,000 for charity. Each day refinery employees take to the street on their lunch break to keep fit and to raise funds for the charity of their choice. Spokesperson for North Atlantic, Gloria Warren Slade, says this year the 56-member dinner time walking club clocked nearly 7,000...

5/24/2009

NORTH ATLANTIC REFINING – HERALD NL PRIDE

Many of us talk about the oil industry in this province and the effect it has on the economy. And when we do, that conversation most often involves the names of the so-called 'big players', Hibernia, Terra Nova, and White Rose. But there's another company that, while it rarely gets mentioned with the same kind of awe, it rivals any oil-related production in this province. That company employs 550 people island-wide. It pays out nearly 70 million dollars in wages and benefits, every year. And during those same 12 months, pumps about 160 million dollars directly into the...

5/24/2009

NORTH ATLANTIC EMPLOYEES COME THROUGH FOR DAFFODIL PLACE

Another boost today for Daffodil Place. North Atlantic Refinery employees have raised over 36-hundred dollars for the project through their 56-member employee walking club. They clocked almost 7-thousand kilometres this year. Since 2005, North Atlantic's Dinner Time Dodgers have walked over 37-thousand kilometres and raised $18-thousand for charity. ...

5/13/2009

PREDICTIONS FOR BRIGHT FUTURE

HOST: There are predictions of a bright future for the 115,000 barrel a day refinery at Come By Chance. REPORTER: John Zahary, President of Harvest Energy Trust, owners of the refinery, says as the world economy improves Come By Chance is in great position to move ahead. He says with expansion and new refining capacity around the world put on hold or cancelled because of current global conditions, Come By Chance has the advantage of having an existing facility ready to grow when world demand picks up. Zahary says North Atlantic Refining produces some of the...

3/26/2009

NEARING ITS 40TH BIRTHDAY

Horizons 2009 The Telegram Where does the time go! It’s been nearly 40 years since a groundbreaking ceremony launched the start of construction for the oil refinery at Come By Chance. Despite a shaky start and a lengthy closure in the late 70s early 80s, the refinery is now a key player in Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil industry and a major contributor to the provincial economy. Day after day, upwards of 100,000 barrels of crude oil flows into North Atlantic’s refinery. And, the equivalent in clean, top quality fuels pour out the other end bound for markets around the world and right here in...

3/7/2009

MAINTENANCE PROGRAM GETTING UNDERWAY

REPORTER: A multi-million dollar maintenance program at the Come By Chance oil refinery will get underway in the next few weeks. JOHN ZAHARY: Yes, we've got a turnaround coming up in April. The main focus of the turnaround is our hydrocracker unit, which is one of our sort of main units at the refinery. So we'll be doing a required turnaround and in conjunction with that turnaround, doing a bit of an expansion as well. REPORTER: So what does this work involve? JOHN ZAHARY: What it, what it means...

3/6/2009

MAINTENANCE TURNAROUND

REPORTER: A multi million dollar maintenance program at the Come By Chance oil refinery will get underway in the next few weeks. REPORTER: Harvest Energy Trust will be spending approximately $40 million during the one month maintenance turnaround at its 115,000 barrel per day refinery at Come By Chance. President John Zahary says the maintenance upgrade means higher valued products at the refinery. The work also means a modest expansion, increasing the size of the hydro cracker unit from about 37,000 barrels per day to 38,000 barrels per day. Zahary says activity will start the first week...

3/6/2009

HOCKEY CONTEST

REPORTER: The NHL regular season is in the home stretch and one lucky young man won a contest this weekend to go see Detroit and Newfoundland's own Dan Cleary play with the Stanley Cup champion Red Wings. The contest was sponsored by North Atlantic Petroleum. 400 kids took part in a shoot out contest at Mile One on Saturday. The lucky winner was thirteen year old Anthony Sears. He and his family will go to Detroit on March 27th, to see the Red Wings take on the New York Islanders. ANTHONY SEARS: I saw it in the...

3/1/2009

EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY COME TOGETHER

NEWS HOST: There's been much talk in recent months of the global economic downturn as education and industry come together for the third oil and gas stakeholders forum. The (inaudible) have shifted from doom and gloom to opportunity. REPORTER: NOIA's Bob Cadigan says this event provides an invaluable opportunity for the public institutions to get a firm grasp on human resource demands of the industry and how best as colleges they can strive to meet those demands. In Newfoundland and Labrador with megaprojects like Hebron, the Long Harbour nickel smelter and White Rose expansion on the horizon,...

2/25/2009

TURNAROUND ARTISTS

The Business Post By Craig Westcott The Come By Chance refinery used to be a bad news story. No Longer. Nowadays the facility gathers industry accolades. Not all boondoggles remain permanent. Take the oil refinery at Come By Chance. It’s gone from being at the centre of one of the biggest bankruptcies in Canadian history to a highly successful, highly profitable poster child for the upstream oil industry in North America. But the turnaround didn’t happen overnight and not without a lot of financial investment. “I would say since 1994, that’s when the original owners (Swiss-based Vitol Inc.) first took over, there’s been...

2/23/2009


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