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Irving Oil reopens Halifax Harbour fuel terminal after 14-year closure

Shut down in 2002, company launched an $80 million upgrade project last year in order to reactivate the terminal


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HALIFAX—East Coast oil and gas firm Irving Oil has reopened its fuel storage and distribution terminal in Halifax Harbour after a 14-year lapse.

Active for just short of 50 years, the company shut down the site in 2002 before launching a revitalization and upgrade project last year. The $80 million effort included work on the terminal’s storage facilities, loading equipment, jetty and other supporting infrastructure.

Michel Samson, the province’s energy minister, said the terminal’s reopening will give the local economy a boost and make Nova Scotia’s gas and oil supply more reliable.

The terminal will store and distribute gasoline, diesel, home heating oil, marine transport fuel and jet fuel to customers across the province.

The revitalization project created 200 jobs over 18 months of work.


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