Come By Chance refinery now processing oil pumped off Newfoundland

The Come By Chance refinery is for the first time processing crude oil that comes from fields located in the offshore nearby.
The Come By Chance refinery has started processing crude from oil rigs in Canada's offshore for the first time.

The Come By Chance refinery is for the first time processing crude oil that comes from fields located in Canada's offshore.

According to Reuters, the refinery started taking in oil from the White Rose platform late last year. Until now, the oil pumped at the Hibernia, Terra Nova and White Rose fields off Newfoundland's east coast was a stranger to the refinery, despite the close proximity.

Husky Energy said the first cargo was shipped in December, Reuters reported, and at least four other vessels followed in April and May.

White Rose has been in production for a decade, but most of the crude has been shipped to refineries in the U.S., while some also was shipped elsewhere in Canada, as well as to European refineries, Reuters said.

The Come By Chance Refinery was purchased by New York-based SilverRange in November.

According to Reuters, Come By Chance spokesperson Gloria Warren-Slade said "the refinery runs different crudes from time to time, and White Rose happens to be one of them this time."

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.