Shell opened a refinery and chemical plant on the Scotford site in 1984. Scotford was the first refinery to exclusively process synthetic crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands. In 2000, a glycols plant was also opened at Scotford.
In 2003, Shell opened an upgrader at Scotford to process bitumen from Albian Sands north of Fort McMurray as part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, a joint venture among Shell Canada, Canadian Natural and Chevron. The upgrader was expanded in 2011 and a Shell’s flagship carbon capture and storage facility – called Quest – was added in 2015.
Principal Fields of Activity
Supplies products such as diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, butane and propane to BC, AB, SK, MB and ON by pipeline, truck and rail.
Locations in Alberta
Number of Employees
55522 Range Road 214, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 4A4
Contact: Luke Schauerte, Production Manager
Shell Scotford is a Tier 1 member of the Alberta Chamber of Resources