We're progressing into the next phase of work at the Burnaby Refinery which includes previously scheduled maintenance that will last approximately four weeks. At this stage, there is a low likelihood of smoke or odours in the community, though you may notice an increase in traffic with additional contractors on site. To minimize this impact, we have a traffic management plan in place that specifies routes and directions of travel.
The Burnaby Refinery has been a proud and integral member of the Burnaby community since 1935. Acquired by Parkland in 2017, this is one of Canada’s only remaining West Coast refineries. The highly experienced team who run it is very proud to safely produce and provide British Columbians with the transportation fuels that support their economy and lifestyle.
Safety, protecting the environment and maintaining reliable operations are our top priorities at Parkland. They underpin our business and operational practices and are foundational to our organizational culture. We have extensive systems, processes and procedures designed to protect our employees, customers, communities and the environment.
In addition to the extensive steps we take to help prevent safety issues from occurring, we have equally robust emergency preparedness plans. These are regularly tested, in some cases with the participation of local authorities, emergency services and first responders.