Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Operations

The Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC), the world's first co-operatively-owned refinery, was incorporated on April 1, 1934, with the mission of supplying local co-operative associations with quality petroleum products. On May 27, 1935, production of 500 barrels of crude oil per day began.

Since those early days, the Co-op Refinery Complex has experienced immense growth in its facilities, as well as in the distribution and sales of its petroleum products through the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS). The Co-op Refinery Complex celebrated its Current crude processing rates are typically 100,000 barrels per day.

Located in Regina, Saskatchewan, the Co-op Refinery Complex is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and owns and operates the Co-op Refinery Complex facilities. The Co-op Refinery Complex is a totally integrated facility from an operational perspective.

The Co-op Refinery Complex has evolved into one of North America's higher value-added petroleum refining facilities through its commitment to excellence, innovation, and response to the impressive growth of the nearly 235 autonomous retails that make up the CRS.

State-of-the-art equipment and technology have been hallmarks at the Co-op Refinery Complex, but it has been our dedicated and talented employees who have guided the company's remarkable evolution and will continue to do so in the future.

The Co-op Refinery Complex's employees work co-operatively in a team-oriented culture in which effective communication and technical training are emphasized. It is this culture that has allowed the CRC's greatest resource to achieve value-added improvements to refining operations in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Over the last two decades, the CRC has responded to the growing petroleum product sales of the CRS by more than tripling the number of barrels of crude oil that are processed each calendar day. New facilities have been, and will continue to be, added to ensure that the Co-op Refinery Complex produces adequate volumes of high-quality products and continues to fulfill its mission of service to the Co-operative Retailing System.

Facts and Highlights

The Co-op Refinery Complex:
  • Occupies 575 acres of land in North Regina.
  • Employs over 800 people on a permanent basis.
  • Employs and contracts over 1,000 additional people during peak maintenance periods and turnarounds.