Witnesses including Shell Canada, met with Industry Committee today to help parliamentarians understand Shell’s decision to close its Montreal refinery.

CIPMA has been following these proceedings in the context of the larger issue of supply security of petroleum products in Canada.

This refinery closure adds to the complexity and length of the supply line for the Eastern half of Canada, and will likely add to the volume of  fuel that must be imported.  Canada is a net importer of petroleum products.

There is not enough refining capacity in Canada to meet consumer demand.

The growing dependency on imports is of concern to independent gasoline marketers – as the risk of a supply disruption increases exponentially as the supply line becomes increasingly long and complex.


Industry-leading networking events

Each year, we offer the entire fuel marketing industry two opportunities to find out what’s new, what’s coming, what CIPMA is doing about it, and how best to prepare for regulatory changes.

CIPMA is the proud host of the Canadian Fuel Marketing Conference. The next conference will be in Toronto April 10-12, 2017.  The CIPMA Golf Challenge is held in September.  Both are all-industry events open to members and non-members alike and offer marketers, suppliers and other stakeholders the chance to network.

The President and the Board of Directors hold an annual Eastern and Western Member’s education and networking reception and dinner. Invitations are sent to  CIPMA members and industry friends alike for a smaller scale networking event with more focus on the region.