As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, Imperial is taking proactive and preventative measures to protect the health and safety of our workforce and do our part to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community. The company has well-established business continuity plans in place to manage impacts related to infectious disease outbreaks. Read more

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Imperial’s Sarnia Products Pipeline

Imperial’s Sarnia Products Pipeline is important infrastructure that provides products used by households and businesses across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This includes a significant portion of jet fuel for Toronto Pearson International Airport, as well as gasoline and diesel fuel that keeps people, goods and services moving throughout our region. Operating safely in the region for many years, Imperial is planning to replace approximately 63-kilometres of the line with new pipe. Subject to provincial regulatory reviews and receiving all permits, construction is slated to begin late this year and be complete by the end of 2020.
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We do not anticipate supply impacts to our customers. Given the critical importance of the pipeline to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, we have plans in place to continue meeting our supply commitments during short periods when the line will be out of service.

FuelEase will keep you up to date with key milestones and exciting insights into the project as it happens.

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Imperial is committed to minimising the impact of the project for all stakeholders:

Working within the existing pipeline corridor: Most replacement work will take place in close vicinity to the pipeline.

Following a thorough regulatory process: Imperial will seek approval for a Leave to Construct from the Ontario Energy Board. This includes a thorough assessment of the project’s environmental effects and engagement with landowners, communities and Indigenous groups.

Informing community members: Imperial is committed to meaningful community, government and Indigenous engagement throughout the duration of the project.

Protecting our local environment: Imperial works to ensure the highest standards of environmental safety are observed every day. During the replacement process, Imperial will continue to work with government and regulators to protect our local environment.

Keeping local traffic moving: Imperial will work closely with municipalities and residents so the impacts on traffic are as limited as possible.

Creating jobs here in Ontario: Imperial employs approximately 1,200 employees and up to 3,500 contractors per day in Ontario. Imperial is looking to work with local contractors and business services, including from Indigenous groups, throughout the life of the project.

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