Thursday, 27 April 2017

Recent Change in Ownership for Petro-Canada Lubricants

Below is the official notice from the new owners of the local Petro-Canada Lubricants facility at the foot of Southdown Road in Clarkson.

February 1, 2017: - HollyFrontier Corporation completed the acquisition of the Petro-Canada Lubricants (PCLI) business, which is based in Mississauga, Ontario. 

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products.  With the addition of the Petro-Canada Lubricants business, HollyFrontier becomes the fourth largest lubricants producer in North America.

Although the ownership has transitioned, the values that are held at PCLI are shared with HFC and will remain unchanged.  Commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, continuous improvement and good corporate citizenship continue to be the priority.  

The facility has been a part of the Clarkson landscape since 1943, and has changed ownership and name several times over the years -- first as British American Oil, then Gulf Oil, to Petro-Canada Lubricants in 1985. Under HollyFrontier, it will continue to operate under the Petro-Canada Lubricants, Inc. name and it will be business as usual for PCLI and the community.

The Community Liaison Committee,  of which the Birch Glen Residents' Association has been a functioning member for over 20 years, will continue to meet bi-monthly with senior staff at Petro-Canada throughout the year, bringing community concerns to management, and relaying information back to the community.

Residents can still call the Community Emergency Response/Notification line at 1-866-644-5678 to file noise or odour complaints or to receive up to the moment information about specific situations.