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, production and marketing in British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Northwest Territories.

Chevron Canada Limited (Products Division) is 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 has been owned and operated by Chevron Canada Limited since 1976.

Upstream Operations – 75th Anniversary Photo Book

75th Anniversary Photo Book Cover

Explore the History of Chevron Canada Resources

Chevron Canada 75th Anniversary logo

Downstream Operations - 80 Years of Chevron in British Columbia

Early Chevron Canada Refinery