Following many decades during which Imperial Oil has been supplier of fuels, lubricants, and asphalt products to Sterling Fuels, McAsphalt Industries, and the Miller Group, Sterling Fuels announced it has entered into a long term agreement with Imperial Oil to handle marine fuels sales at Imperial Oil’s Sarnia dock.
In the past few years Sterling Fuels has made significant investments at its Windsor facility aimed at providing better services to the marine industry, and to better protect the environment. Last year’s purchase of Hamilton’s Provmar Fuels provided marine customers secure and reliable fuel supply for that important industrial heartland. The newly acquired tanker, Sterling Energy, is now providing barge fuelling for vessels in the Hamilton, Toronto, and Welland Canal areas. In Nova Scotia, following the closure of lmperial Oil’s Dartmouth refinery, Sterling has provided the marine industry with much needed fuelling options by partnering with Imperial, resulting in Sterling offering barge fuelling with the Algoma Dartmouth, pipeline fuelling at Imperial Oil’s Dartmouth dock, as well as fuelling by truck. To complement these east coast operations, Sterling has tankage at the crude oil facility at Point Tupper, and offers pipeline vessel fuelling there. In addition, later this month, having partnered with Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil, Sterling’s expanded lube oil facility at Windsor will be fully functional, making it among the most advanced marine lube facilities in Canada, fully backed by a strong technical support team.