Sturgeon Refinery

High Value Products

The Sturgeon Refinery converts raw bitumen into ultra-low sulphur diesel and other products. This maximizes the value for Albertans. It generates higher margins on raw materials while making fuel needed to meet the demand for transportation fuels.

ULTRA LOW SULPHUR DIESEL
NWR’s diesel is produced from Alberta bitumen with a carbon capture and storage solution. In addition, the diesel is formulated to meet or exceed all standards and quality specifications for our customers.

DILUENT
The province requires large sources of diluent to meet the current and future needs of bitumen producers. NWR is a source of high quality recycled and manufactured diluents that displace expensive imports for bitumen producers.

NAPHTHA
This product is used primarily as a component in high octane gasoline.  NWR’s pure naphtha is also ideal for use in petrochemical processes or as part of the manufactured diluent pool.

LOW SULPHUR VACUUM GAS OIL
This high-quality material has applications for intermediate feedstock in refineries, the production of lubricants, and for sales as an off-road fuel.

LIGHT ENDS
Products such as butane, propane, and ethane that are produced as part of the bitumen refining process are sold to other Alberta industries.

High Value End Products

  • Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel 50%
    •  40,250 Barrels / Day
    • Meets Canadian Clean Fuel Standards
  • Low Sulphur VGO 11%
    • 8,790 Barrels / Day
    • High quality gasoline feedstock
  • Diluent/Naphtha 35%
    • 28,266 Barrels/ Day
    • Premium to WTI, active local markets
  • Butane and Propane 4%
    • 3,363 Barrels/ Day