Chevron's History in Canada

A pioneer in the development of Canada’s energy industry

Chevron's History in Canada

Chevron first came to Canada in 1938, when a small field party from the Standard Oil Company of California arrived in southern Alberta in a quest to secure a new supply of oil in this largely unexplored frontier region.

From this modest beginning arose a pioneering company whose people have made numerous large-scale oil and gas discoveries, contributed in many important ways to the technological advancement of our industry, and have supported the economic progress and prosperity of Canada through 2 billion barrels of legacy production.

Today, Chevron Canada is involved in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids exploration, development and production in British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Northwest Territories.

Prior to the completion of a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Parkland Fuel Corporation for Chevron’s Canadian downstream fuels business on September 30, 2017, Chevron Canada Limited (Products Division) had been responsible for managing the Burnaby Refinery as well as the Chevron retail and commercial fuelling operations in British Columbia and Alberta.  Initially owned and operated by Standard Oil Company of British Columbia Limited starting in 1935, the refining and marketing business had been owned and operated by Chevron Canada Limited since 1976.

Following the sale of Chevron's Canadian downstream assets, the Chevron brand remains at retail, cardlock and marine fueling locations in British Columbia and Alberta under a branded marketer agreement with Parkland

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