Montreal East Refinery to Convert to a Terminal

CALGARY, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Shell Canada Products (Shell) announced today that a decision was made to undertake steps towards the conversion of its 130,000 barrels per day Montreal East Refinery to a terminal to receive gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels, which will continue to be distributed via Shell's nearby Montreal terminal.

After reviewing a number of options for the Montreal East Refinery, Shell concluded the facility, founded 75 years ago, no longer fits with Shell's long-term strategy.

"This difficult decision was made after extensive deliberation. We appreciate the decision impacts employees and their families and we certainly intend to support them throughout the process," said Christian Houle, General Manager for Shell's Montreal East Refinery

As more becomes known in the coming months about the overall plans for conversion to a terminal, employees, media, government officials and other stakeholders will be kept informed throughout the process. For the time being, it remains business as usual for our refinery operations.

"During the process, we will continue to provide our customers with our usual high level of service and quality products. Safety of our employees and regulatory compliance in our operations remains our number one priority," said Lorraine Mitchelmore, Shell Canada President and Country Chair.

SOURCE Shell Canada Limited

For further information: For further information: English media: Larry Lalonde, Tel: (403) 691-2168, Email:; French media: Nicole Belval, Tel: (514) 640-8515, Email:; International media: Shell Group Press Office, Tel: +31 (0)70 377 3600 (FOR OUT OF HOURS urgent media queries: contact the duty spokesperson on pager no +44 (0) 7659 129 454 and leave a message and contact details)

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