Fueling our province and the world.
North Atlantic’s oil refinery (NARL Refining LP) is located in Come By Chance, Newfoundland and Labrador. The refinery was built for the future and those innovations have been of great benefit. In the early 1970s, when the refinery was founded, oil was plentiful and easy to recover, so installing clean fuel technology and one of North America’s largest refinery docks seemed unnecessary. However, as environmental stringency has continued to increase and ships have grown, the refinery has been able to respond to these new demands with great reward.
North Atlantic supplies the world’s fuel market needs. Our refinery’s location provides direct access to fuel markets in Europe and the United States, and crude oil markets in the Middle East, the United States, and right here in our own province. This central location allows us to effectively and quickly supply the highest quality fuels including gasoline, jet, home heat, ultra low sulphur diesel, and bunker.
World regulations are now demanding the very clean fuels that we’ve been producing for years. Roughly 90 per cent of the petroleum products we make are exported to foreign markets. This injects new money into the Newfoundland and Labrador economy and helps keep the economy strong. While our fuels drive the world, the world’s monies are used to drive the province forward.
Since 2014, the refinery has experienced a renewed commitment to excellence and has increased its nameplate oil processing capacity from 115,000 to 130,000 barrels per day. It is investing in the environment, with emissions reductions of 21% since 2008 and emissions intensity reduced 25% over that time, and safety, with nearly two full years without a lost time injury. Its energy efficiency and safety have never been better. The recent process improvements and the efforts of health, safety, and environment teams are a focus as they will lead us into a prosperous future.
And, of course, the refinery services the local Newfoundland and Labrador market. Our locally-made home heat fuels keep our neighbours warm and our clean gasoline and diesel move vehicles all around our fine province.
For more information, visit the refinery’s website at northatlanticrefining.ca.