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Scotford, Alberta, Canada manufacturing location
Site size in hectares  688
Site size in acres  1700
Principal activities

Scotford is a joint chemicals/refining site, called Scotford Manufacturing, with an adjoining bitumen upgrader. The Shell Manufacturing facility produces the full range of fuels for the Western Canadian market. It also manufactures styrene monomer and monoethylene glycol (MEG).

Styrene monomer is sold to customers in North America for the manufacture of a variety of commercial and consumer products such as cassette/CD cases, food containers, home insulation, safety helmets and car interiors.

Monoethylene glycol is primarily sold to customers in North America for use in making products such as polyester fibers, plastic drinking bottles, adhesives and inks.

The site is highly integrated from the bitumen upgrading units, through the oil products refining units and finally, the chemicals products units.

Main chemicals products manufactured

Ethylene glycols; styrene monomer (plants operated by Shell Chemicals Canada Ltd) aromatics; hydrocarbon solvents (plants operated by Shell Canada Products) 

  • Canadian Association of Environmental Accredited Laboratories to the standards of ISO 17025
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 9001-2000 certification achieved for styrene monomer, ethylene glycols and hydrocarbon feedstocks
  • Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series 18001
  • Responsible Care® verified
Adjoining industrial activities
  • Air Liquide
  • Dow Chemicals Canada
  • Shell Scotford Upgrader 
  • 1981 – Scotford refinery and styrene plant construction kick-off by Shell Canada
  • 1984 – Start up of operations
  • 1996 – De-bottleneck of styrene plant
  • 1997 – Shell Canada Chemicals purchased by Shell International Chemicals
  • 2000 – Start up of EO/EG production
  • 2003 – Start up of Oilsands Upgrader and conversion of refinery (SCOTMODS)
  • 2007 – Royal Dutch Shell purchases the minority shares of Shell Canada Ltd
  • 2008 – Scotford Chemicals and Scotford Refinery merged into a single manufacturing site

Plant capacities

Scotford, Alberta, Canada manufacturing location plant capacities
Plant Ownership Capacity (kt/yr)
Monoethylene glycol (MEG) Shell Chemicals Canada Ltd 450
Styrene monomer Shell Chemicals Canada Ltd 450

Contact details

Scotford, Alberta, Canada manufacturing location contact details
Full address Shell Chemicals Canada Ltd
Scotford Chemical Plant
55262 Range Road 214
Fort Saskatchewan
T8L 4A3
Telephone +1 780 992 3800
Fax +1 780 992 3825
Emergency telephone +1 780 992 1235
Contact number for potential employees +1 780 992 3065
Site manager Barry Klein