Chinese firms and Indigenous groups propose major new refinery in Alberta – Calgary Herald

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2018483 Views

September 13, 2018

CALGARY – Two major Chinese companies and a group of Albertan Indigenous communities are proposing to build a new oilsands refinery and petrochemical complex in the province, according to a press release issued by consultants Stantec Inc.

Beijing-based and state-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., better known as Sinopec, along with China Construction Industrial & Energy Co. Ltd. and a consortium of Alberta Indigenous groups signed an agreement with the Edmonton-based engineering and design firm Stantec Inc. on Thursday to pursue permits for a new bitumen refinery.

According to a Stantec release, the partnership of Sinopec, China Construction and the Indigenous groups will be called SinoCan Global, which will begin seeking permits to build a 167,000-barrels-per-day bitumen refinery and petrochemical complex north of Edmonton.

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