Canadian Manufacturing

Parkland Fuel nears completion of maintenance work at B.C. refinery

Parkland Fuel expected to take two-weeks to reach full operational capability due to additional safety measures taken due to COVID-19

April 6, 2020  The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Parkland Fuel Corp. said in a statement that it is close to finishing the maintenance work at its refinery in Burnaby, B.C.

The Calgary-based company said it has begun the startup sequence at the facility.

Parkland is expected to take about two-weeks to reach full operational capability due to additional safety measures taken due to COVID-19.

The change in processes and procedures in response to guidance from provincial health authorities means fewer staff on site.

Parkland cut its capital spending budget by 52% in March and trimmed executive salaries in response to the uncertain economic impact of the pandemic.

The company sells fuel through more than 2,600 service stations throughout Canada and in the U.S. and Caribbean.