2.4 Oil products


Sixteen oil refineries are in operation Canada-wide (Table 2.3). Although there is some variation in the refineries’ output, nationally the main refined products are gasoline (38% of total) and diesel fuel (27%), which are mainly used in the transport sector and distributed through a network of some 12,000 retail stations. The remaining 35% consists of a long list of refined products, including butane, light and heavy fuel oils, asphalt and feedstocks for the petrochemical industry, used for a variety of purposes (Statistics Canada 2021g). The most important of these is aviation turbo fuel at 6.2% of the total.

Table 2.3 – Refining capacity, by installation and province (2020) #

Source: Statistics Canada 2021a