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2017 highlights

Upstream production

Upstream production

Imperial continued to implement upstream enhancements, increasing annual production at Cold Lake and Kearl, while progressing additional opportunities to further improve performance.

Learn more about our upstream operations.


Imperial’s refining business achieved several best-ever results, most notably in energy efficiency and reliability.

Learn more about our refining business.

Petroleum product sales

Fuels & lubricants

Petroleum product sales reached the highest level in more than 25 years, demonstrating the company’s commitment to grow volumes and deliver value to customers.

Learn more about our fuels and lubricants business.

Branded sales

Imperial increased its branded sales with the conversion of Husky’s truck transport network to the Esso brand and the opening of Canada’s first Mobil-branded service stations.

Shareholder return

Imperial returned more than $1.1 billion to shareholders with the resumption of share purchases and continued dividend growth.

Strathcona cogeneration

Imperial announced planned investment in a $250 million cogeneration facility at its Strathcona refinery to support its energy efficiency objectives. The project is expected to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions and lower operating costs at the refinery. Start-up is targeted for 2020.

Learn more about our Strathcona refinery cogeneration project.


Imperial collaborated with the Fort McMurray Public School District and the Canadian Mental Health Association of Wood Buffalo to fund Heart Math, a digital tool to evaluate stress and anxiety levels. Heart Math supports youth affected by Alberta wildfires by using sensors to read heart rates and identify management techniques, including breathing exercises, to help students experiencing stress and anxiety.

Learn more about our support for Heart Math.