Keeping the supply moving
Spring wildfires in Alberta destroyed a vital link in the Northwest Territory’s supply infrastructure – a Canadian National rail bridge over the Steen River that enabled delivery of fuel to remote Northern communities. CN’s repair of this important bridge has now been completed, with financial help from Imperial Oil Limited and Suncor. In the interim, Imperial also assumed the extra cost of transporting 30 million litres of fuel to points north by truck rather than rail, and supply worked hard to meet barge-delivery schedules farther north in this delivery chain.
For its involvement in keeping the fuel moving at no additional cost to customers, Imperial Oil Limited was commended by the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories.
We are pleased to support this cross-industry effort for the public benefit, and to honour our commitment to remote Northern communities.