Shell will not progress proposed Sarnia Refinery project to next stage of development

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08 Jul 2008

Today, Shell Canada announced it will not proceed to the next stage of pre-development work for its proposed refinery project in the Sarnia area at this time.

Today’s announcement comes after a comprehensive assessment of all aspects of the proposed project, including the current project execution environment, market conditions and the current inflationary pressures across the oil and gas industry.

“This decision is a very difficult one for Shell and it is only taken after careful consideration,” Amrik Ahluwalia, Shell’s General Manager of Manufacturing Expansion, said today.

In November 2006, Shell Canada announced its plan to study the viability of constructing and operating a new heavy oil refinery near Sarnia, Ontario, as an expansion of Shell’s existing Sarnia Manufacturing Centre.

Over the past two years Shell conducted early design work and initiated a comprehensive environmental assessment, consulting extensively with stakeholders through informal and formal processes.

“The cooperation we received from the people in this region and all levels of government was unprecedented.”

“On behalf of Shell, I would like to thank the people in the Sarnia region who opened their doors to us, attended our open houses or who took the time to share their hopes and concerns with us,” Ahluwalia added.

Shell is proud to continue calling St. Clair Township home. Having made significant investments in its existing refinery over the last four to five years, Shell will continue to operate as usual, supplying quality products to customers.


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