Recently there has been media coverage about the environmental performance of the oil and gas industry, including Imperial, in the Sarnia region.
Working with our peers to keep birds safe around oil sands operations has earned the admiration of energy and environmental regulators as a leading example of how the environment, and the energy industry, benefit through collaboration.
To improve the energy efficiency of its Strathcona refinery, Imperial is building a cogeneration unit that will produce approximately 41 megawatts of electricity on a yearly basis, resulting in province-wide greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 217,000 tonnes annually.
A flame burning at the top of a pipe stack can look alarming. Although the sight of flares and the rumbling noise that sometimes accompanies flaring can cause concern, please remember that flaring is an important safety measure and environmental control tool that keeps our facilities running safely.
Science lab equipment, a youth leadership forum and a healthy breakfast option for students are all Sahtu community initiatives receiving a total of $75,000 in support this year from Imperial’s Norman Wells Operation.