For Immediate Release
|Title:||Parkland initiates steps to pause refinery processing operations in response to ongoing Trans Mountain Pipeline shut down|
CALGARY, AB, Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), announced today, that in response to the ongoing crisis in British Columbia that resulted in the shutdown of the Trans Mountain Pipeline on November 14, it has initiated steps to pause refinery processing operations at the Burnaby Refinery (”the refinery”) and maintain the refinery in ready-mode. The Trans Mountain Pipeline is the primary source of crude oil feedstock to the refinery.
“Due to a lack of crude oil supply from the Trans Mountain Pipeline, we are maintaining the refinery in ready-mode,” said Ryan Krogmeier, SVP Supply, Trading and Refining. “Ready-mode, is a state of operational readiness which positions us to recommence processing once sufficient crude oil feedstocks become available.”
While the refinery’s processing operations are being paused, its blending, shipping, terminal, and rack activities remain operational. This enables available fuels to be offloaded from ships and rail directly into the refinery, from where they can be stored and distributed across the lower mainland and Vancouver Island.
“We are focused on serving our customers and communities,” added Krogmeier. “Our teams are working tirelessly to source and import available refined fuels. By leveraging our supply capabilities and infrastructure at the refinery, we are confident in our ability to keep our retail and commercial locations supplied with fuel.”
About Parkland Corporation
Parkland is a leading convenience store operator and independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products. Parkland services customers across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and the Americas through three channels: Retail, Commercial and Wholesale. Parkland optimizes its fuel supply across these three channels by operating and leveraging a growing portfolio of supply relationships and storage infrastructure. Parkland provides trusted and locally relevant fuel brands and convenience store offerings in the communities it serves.
Parkland creates value for shareholders by focusing on its proven strategy of growing organically, realizing a supply advantage, and acquiring prudently and integrating successfully. At the core of our strategy are our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are embraced across our organization.
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). When used in this news release the words “expect”, “will”, “continue”, “confident” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things: recommencing processing at the Burnaby refinery, importing refined fuels and supplying our retail and commercial locations.
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