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New Brunswick home heating customers

Dear Customer,

The New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board (NBEUB) released its review of our company’s mistaken over-billing of certain residential home heating fuel customers. We welcome the report’s findings.

 As a company that has proudly called New Brunswick home since 1924, we work hard each and every day to meet and surpass the expectations of our customers.  In this case, we unfortunately did not meet those expectations and we are sorry for this mistake.  We worked diligently to identify all affected customers and we ensured that these customers have been fully compensated. We are committed to providing exceptional service and ensure our customers’ full satisfaction and will continue to work hard to do this every day.

Sincerely,


Johnny Grant


Ava et Selina

Notre fille Adalia est née à Yarmouth, en Nouvelle-Écosse, en novembre 2012. Douze heures après sa naissance, elle n'avait pas encore eu ses premières selles, et les médecins se sont rendu compte que quelque chose n'allait pas. Adalia a alors été transportée par voie aérienne au IWK Health Centre, à Halifax. Après plusieurs mois d'examens, les médecins ont décidé de la transférer dans un autre hôpital. On l'a donc envoyée, en mai 2013, à Montréal, où une pseudo-obstruction intestinale chronique a été diagnostiquée. Cela signifie que ses intestins réagissent comme s'ils étaient pleins, alors qu'ils sont vides.

 

Comme parents, on se sentait désespéré de ne pas pouvoir aider notre fille. Les médecins veulent la garder en observation pendant un an, à l'hôpital, parce que sa maladie est rare et qu'il est préférable pour sa sécurité de ne pas la renvoyer à la maison. Bien sûr, nous avons accepté; mais cette situation a créé des problèmes financiers. Nous voulons rester près d'Adalia, mais nous vivons à cinq heures de route d'Halifax. Nous nous sommes rendu compte que nous avions besoin d'aide, c'est pourquoi la travailleuse sociale de l'hôpital a suggéré le programme Fuel the Care d'Irving. Grâce à ce programme, nous avons une facture de moins à payer, ce qui nous aide beaucoup. C'est vraiment un sentiment agréable lorsque les gens s’unissent pour aider les personnes qui en ont besoin; merci Irving Oil! 


La Famille Durling

Nous avons appris, en octobre 2012, que notre fille Taylor est atteinte du syndrome de Schönlein-Henoch.  Il s'agit d'un virus qui provoque un certain nombre de symptômes, mais les médecins ne savent pas ce qui se trouve à l'origine de ce problème.  Cela peut causer entre autres des maladies rénales.  Quarante pour cent des individus qui en sont atteints ont des problèmes rénaux, mais le problème peut s'améliorer de lui-même.  Dix-huit pour cent des personnes concernées développent une maladie rénale.  On a appris, en février 2013, lors de son premier rendez-vous au IWK Health Centre, à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse, que Taylor souffrait de néphropathie à IgA, une maladie du rein.  Nous devons donc maintenant régulièrement nous rendre au IWK pour des examens.  Je suis très reconnaissante de pouvoir bénéficier du programme d'Irving, Fuel the Care, puisque celui-ci nous aide à défrayer les coûts nécessaires aux déplacements à Halifax afin que Taylor puisse recevoir les meilleurs soins possibles.


La Famille Glidden

Lorsque j'étais enceinte de notre deuxième fils, Mason, nous pensions que tout était « normal », c'est-à-dire qu'il serait comme notre fils aîné, Miles.

Mason est né à 6 h 11, le 7 mai 2011, par césarienne, en raison de certaines complications. Immédiatement après sa naissance, on a beaucoup discuté de la possibilité de faire des examens pour savoir s'il était atteint de trisomie 21. 

Mason est en effet atteint du syndrome de Down, ce qui signifie que nous voyons très souvent des médecins. L'aide obtenue dans le cadre du programme Fuel the Care d'Irving nous a beaucoup aidés. Nous étions inquiets, car nous ne savions pas comment nous allions pouvoir payer l'essence pour nous rendre aux rendez-vous. Grâce au programme Fuel the Care, nous sommes maintenant tranquilles.

Mason est un petit garçon heureux qui vous fait fondre le cœur rien qu'en souriant. Il adore rire et explorer de nouvelles choses, surtout quand il s'agit de jouer avec son grand frère. Merci encore Irving Oil!


La Famille Willington

En septembre 2012, nous avons découvert que notre fils à naître, Ezekiel, possédait les marqueurs d'une maladie génétique rare appelée trisomie 18, ou syndrome d'Edwards. Puisqu'il avait des problèmes cardiaques très importants, l'Hôpital de Moncton nous a dirigés vers le IWK Health Centre pour faire d'autres échographies et nous préparer à sa naissance. Le IWK se trouve à trois heures de route de Moncton, et nous devions nous y rendre toutes les deux à trois semaines pour rencontrer des spécialistes et mettre en place un plan pour sauver la vie de notre fils avant sa naissance. Les coûts du trajet nous préoccupaient car nous possédions une camionnette afin de pouvoir transporter nos trois autres enfants. Puisque nous n'avons qu'un seul revenu, nous avons été très heureux de découvrir le programme Fuel the Care d'Irving. Pour nous, c'était formidable de pouvoir obtenir l'aide d'Irving afin de sauver la vie d'Ezekiel. Notre fils est né le 10 janvier, atteint de trisomie 18; cependant, grâce aux plans que les médecins ont mis en place avant sa naissance, il est avec nous, et nous ne pourrions être plus heureux.

Grâce au programme Fuel the Care, nous avons bénéficié d'une aide financière qui nous a beaucoup aidés pendant une période remplie de stress et d'incertitudes, merci! Nous n'oublierons jamais votre générosité.


Chad et Meg Duncanson

Notre fille Adalia est née à Yarmouth, en Nouvelle-Écosse, en novembre 2012. Douze heures après sa naissance, elle n'avait pas encore eu ses premières selles, et les médecins se sont rendu compte que quelque chose n'allait pas. Adalia a alors été transportée par voie aérienne au IWK Health Centre, à Halifax. Après plusieurs mois d'examens, les médecins ont décidé de la transférer dans un autre hôpital. On l'a donc envoyée, en mai 2013, à Montréal, où une pseudo-obstruction intestinale chronique a été diagnostiquée. Cela signifie que ses intestins réagissent comme s'ils étaient pleins, alors qu'ils sont vides.

Comme parents, on se sentait désespéré de ne pas pouvoir aider notre fille. Les médecins veulent la garder en observation pendant un an, à l'hôpital, parce que sa maladie est rare et qu'il est préférable pour sa sécurité de ne pas la renvoyer à la maison. Bien sûr, nous avons accepté; mais cette situation a créé des problèmes financiers. Nous voulons rester près d'Adalia, mais nous vivons à cinq heures de route d'Halifax. Nous nous sommes rendu compte que nous avions besoin d'aide, c'est pourquoi la travailleuse sociale de l'hôpital a suggéré le programme Fuel the Care d'Irving. Grâce à ce programme, nous avons une facture de moins à payer, ce qui nous aide beaucoup. C'est vraiment un sentiment agréable lorsque les gens s’unissent pour aider les personnes qui en ont besoin; merci Irving Oil! 


Ava & Selina

At 19 weeks pregnant, we went to get out first ultrasound. They never told us anything so we thought that everything was fine. The next day, I received a call from the hospital to go see Genetics and to get another ultrasound. I immediately knew that there was something wrong, while everyone else around me was saying it was just a precaution. That day, during my ultrasound, they told me that my baby wasn't moving properly and that she had AMC (Arthrogyrposis Multiplex Congenita).  
 
AMC is a non-progressive condition and the worst of the condition is seen at birth. The condition affected my daughter’s ability to gain muscle in her body. Ava couldn't move her arms, hands, feet, and she couldn't bend her knees. I had to go back and forth every two weeks to the Janeway in St. John’s, NL for ultrasounds to check my baby's growth. 
 
After Ava was born in September 2012, we’ve continued to have many appointments at the hospital. We live two hours away and of course we thought, ‘how are we going to afford to travel back and forth once a week, sometimes more?’ That’s when a social worker in the hospital told us about Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program. This program had helped us when we needed it and it is comforting to know there is someone out there that cares about our kids and the struggles we go through financially when our kids get sick.  
 
Today, Ava is a smart, energetic, lovable little girl; while she has challenges ahead, we greatly appreciate Fuel the Care helping us focus on the most important thing - helping Ava overcome obstacles so that she can live life to the fullest! 

The Durling Family

In October 2012, my daughter Taylor was diagnosed with Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP). It's a virus that causes a number of symptoms, however they are not sure of the cause. One of the issues it can cause is kidney disease. 40 per cent of HSP patients have kidney involvement but it can just get better on its own. 18 per cent of HSP patients get kidney disease. In February 2013, on Taylor's first trip to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS, she was diagnosed with IGA Nephropathy, a disorder of the kidney. We now have to travel to the IWK often for Taylor’s checkups. I am very thankful for Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program, it really helps with the extra cost of traveling to Halifax, where Taylor receives the best care possible.


The Glidden Family

When I was pregnant with our second son, Mason, we thought that everything “normal”. By normal, I mean we thought he would be like our oldest son, Miles. 
 
Mason was born on May 7, 2011 at 6:11am via c-section due to some complications. When he came out there was a lot of discussion on whether or not he should have the test done for Trisomy 21. 
 
Mason does in fact have Down’s Syndrome, which means we have a lot more doctors’ visits than we could have ever dreamed of; having help from Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program has helped us so much. We used to worry about how we were going to have money for gas to get to his appointments. But thanks to Fuel the Care, we no longer have to worry about that. 
 
Mason is a happy little boy who can melt your heart with just his smile. He loves to laugh and explore new things, especially when it comes to playing with his big brother! Thanks again Irving Oil!

The Willington Family

In September 2012, we found out that our unborn son, Ezekiel, had some markers for a rare genetic disorder called Trisome 18, or Edwards Syndrome. He most definitely had major heart issues and so the Moncton Hospital referred us to the IWK Health Centre for further ultrasounds and planning for having our baby. IWK is a three-hour drive from Moncton, and we had to travel every two to three weeks to visit specialists and put a plan in place to save our son’s life before he was even born. We were concerned about the cost of gas, especially since we owned a van to transport our other three kids. We are a one-income family, and so we were absolutely thrilled to find out about Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program! It meant so much to us to know that Irving Oil was partnering with us to save Ezekiel’s life. Ezekiel was born on January 10th with Trisome 18, but because of the plans put in place before his birth, he is here and we couldn’t be more thrilled. 
 
Thank you to Fuel the Care for relieving some of the financial burdens and helping us during a stressful and uncertain time in our lives. Your generosity will never be forgotten.

Chad & Meg Duncanson

In November 2012, our daughter Adalia was born in Yarmouth, NS. Twelve hours after her birth, she hadn't had her first bowel movement and the doctors realized there was something wrong. Adalia was airlifted to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS. After several months of testing, doctors decided to arrange further testing elsewhere. In May of 2013, Adalia was sent Montreal, QC, where she was diagnosed with Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction, with means her bowels act is if there's a blockage but nothing is there.
 
As her parents, it's a hopeless feeling knowing we couldn't help her. Her doctors want to keep her under observation for up to a year, in the hospital, because her condition is rare and they don't feel it is safe to send her home yet. We agreed of course, but it created another problem - money. We live hours outside of Halifax, but we want to stay close to Adalia. We realized we needed a little help so the hospital social worker suggested Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program. It has helped a lot; it has meant one less bill that we have to worry about. It's a nice feeling when your community comes together to help people who need it; thanks Irving Oil. 

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Erin & Ryan

Ryan’s mother, Erin, describes her son’s story:

Ryan Murphy was born in June 2009 by planned C-Section. He was three weeks early, weighed 9lbs 10oz, and he is our little miracle baby. He was born with a cleft palate, poly-cystic kidneys, a suspected heart murmur, enlarged liver and kidneys and pulmonary hypertension. Before he was one day old, he was on a ventilator and by day two, he was on the oscillator and almost transferred to Boston. When he was just over a week old, he was already back to breathing room air.  He spent the first four weeks in the NICU at Eastern Maine Medical Center before being transferred to Children's Hospital in Boston for an additional week.  

Ryan was born with Simpson Golabi Behmel Syndrome, which is a very rare over-growth syndrome. The characteristics of the syndrome vary greatly from case to case.  Ryan has been followed by at least eight different doctors and three therapists at some point in his three years of life and he is regularly screened by ultrasound and through blood draws due to the increased chance of tumors that his syndrome brings.

In the past three years, Ryan has had three surgeries and has spent time in the PICU, NICU and pediatrics floor at two different hospitals. His doctors are located in Bangor, Boston and Portland.  He had his first cleft palate repair at 10 months old.  As he grew it became obvious to us that his palate wasn't functioning correctly.  Our home surgeon gave us a 60 percent chance of fixing the problem with a second surgery.  We travelled to Boston for a second opinion and eventually he had his second palate repair down there. This was a very stressful time, and within one year we had to travel to Boston seven times! The palate repair was successful and his speech is getting much better.

Since Ryan was born three years ago, we have travelled over 7,000 miles to doctor's appointments.  Irving Oil's Fuel the Care Program allows us to get Ryan the medical help he needs without having to worry about the additional cost of gas.  We can choose who his providers are based upon his needs and their expertise and not have to worry about the cost of fuel. That means we can get him the best care available and that is amazing.  It is a blessing that we are so very thankful for! 


The Sabean Family

Maggie’s father, Eric, describes his daughter’s story:

In August of 2010, our daughter Maggie was hospitalized with what was initially thought to be an infection that was causing flu-like symptoms. After a couple of days in ICU, the doctors realized that there was something else wrong with Maggie and she needed to be seen by the specialists at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. Because of her deteriorating condition, Maggie and her mother, Andrea, were airlifted to Halifax for emergency surgery. After arranging last minute care for our other two children, Logan and Eryka, I followed them to Halifax by car, with my mother.

Just a few hours after arriving in Halifax, Maggie had lifesaving surgery to remove a complex bowel obstruction. Her prognosis was very positive, but she faced a two week stay in IWK. We were very fortunate to have Andrea’s sisters at home looking after Logan and Eryka and my very supportive employer made it possible for me to remain in Halifax with Andrea and Maggie.

Once things settled after the surgery, we were visited by a social worker at the IWK who provided us with food vouchers, phone cards and a couple of certificates for fuel through the Irving Oil Fuel the Care Program. At that point, with the fear around Maggie’s illness subsiding, we were missing only two things – Logan and Eryka. The Irving Oil fuel cards made it possible for Andrea’s sisters to pack up Logan and Eryka and bring them to Halifax to spend the weekend with us in Halifax. This was the first time we had been separated from our children for an extended period and having them visit us lifted everyone’s spirits, especially Maggie’s.

Before leaving for the trip home, we were provided with more cards, which paid for our fuel on the return trip. On top of all the other financial challenges that arise when something unexpected like this happens, it was so nice to not have to worry about fuel for our car. We are so very grateful for the Irving Oil Fuel the Care Program. 


Lyne & Jolee

Jolee’s mother, Lyne, describes her daughter’s story:

Our story begins in February 2003 when Jolee, just 15 months old at the time, had a bad cold and later developed a fever. As a mom, you try your best to watch over your children, so I decided to take her back to our family doctor who sent her for a chest X-ray. It turned out after further testing and a transfer to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, that Jolee had a neuroblastoma (a tumor located in the thoracic area). It was removed during a 5 hour-long surgery just 3 weeks later. We went back home with the understanding that her follow up visits would be critical in maintaining her health.

We had to travel often to the IWK. Her sister, Alana, was 3 years old at the time and had to live through the numerous trips of her little sister going to the hospital to get better. In 2010, which was Jolee’s last routine check-up at the IWK, she was finally sent home for good. Everybody was pleased that we had made it through this ordeal. Unfortunately in February 2012, Jolee had been suffering from a sore back for about 3 weeks when she was transferred again to the IWK. She was then diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). It seemed so unfair to have her, now at age 10, go through rounds of chemotherapy, which she didn’t have to have the first time around. The fact that she is back at the IWK is a relief because we know that it is the best place to be in this situation.

Our home is in Belledune NB, which is a 5 1/2 hour drive to Halifax every time. Her treatments are going very well so far and I am very confident that she will bounce back like she did the first time around. The help provided by Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care Program means that through all of this turmoil, you are getting help with the cost of it all.  Whether it is the first history of cancer or the second one, we are very familiar with the multiple trips that are involved, so to have help from a program like this one means a lot to us! 


The Tapley Family

Hannah describes her son, James’ story:

We are the parents of four sons and two daughters. Our middle son, James, became sick at the age of 6 months and has had frequent hospital stays and procedures. When he was six years old, he was diagnosed with mitochondrial disorder which is a disorder that affects every cell in his body. Since the diagnosis, James needs to continue to see a cardiologist, genetics doctor, and gastro doctor in Boston on a monthly basis.  The trips for James can be expensive as we need to stay overnight due to the distance given the risk of James having difficulty and ending up in the hospital afterwards with complications from his disorder.  

Having one child with medical problems has been difficult for us, but we have been able to manage until April 2012, when our oldest son Jonathan had an emergency appendectomy.

Following that procedure it was determined that Jonathan has Inflammatory Bowel Disease and needs to be followed by a pediatric gastro doctor. Currently there is not a doctor in the Bangor area, so we were referred to Boston for treatment.

Following that news and the already frequent trips to Boston, I was put in touch with Mark Moran, who provides family support at the Eastern Maine Medical Center. He offered me the Irving Oil Fuel the Care fuel cards.

With the help of Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care Program, we have been able to take the boys to Boston to get the treatment that they need and have peace of mind about the cost of the trips and the expense of leaving our other four children at home.  


The Ladd Family

Ethan’s mother, Savannah, describes her son’s story:

In 2008, our second son, Ethan, was born with a medical condition known as TSC (Tuberous Sclerosis Complex).  For the first seven months of his life, we watched him deal with increasing seizures and frequent trips to the hospital for monitoring, tests, and treatments.  We already had a one year old son, named Brayden, so this was a trying time for our family.  We struggled to find an answer with our local doctors in Bangor, ME, and after praying, we felt we should travel to the Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA.  We finally started to get the answers we needed to help Ethan manage his seizures, caused by the tumors in his brain.  We continue to make frequent trips to several doctors, both in Boston, MA and Portland, ME, for treatments and check-ups.

Although we were willing to follow God’s plan for treatment, the financial burden on our family was significant.  During one of Ethan’s therapy appointments, we were told about the Irving Oil Fuel the Care Program.  Since then, we have been blessed to receive gift cards for fuel that help our family manage the costs of traveling to Boston on a regular basis. 

We are touched and comforted to know that the Fuel the Care Program exists to help families like ours.  We can’t thank Irving Oil enough for the kindness and generosity that they have shown to our family through this program.  Thank you, Irving Oil, for making a difference for our family and in the lives of many other families who find themselves caring for loved ones who need specialized treatment and care to improve their lives. 


The Horvat Family

Gracie’s mother, Kerri, describes her daughter’s story:

The one thing that I can say about life is that you never know what the future brings. It is hard to imagine when you look at Gracie today that at birth, she weighed over 9 pounds. Now she weighs 42 pounds, wears a size 4 and will be turning 8 years old in a few months. Gracie has an undiagnosed metabolic disorder that causes severe abdominal pain, night sweats and intestinal problems. Although she has the appetite of a teenage boy, she constantly struggles to gain weight. But Gracie never lets this slow her down! She loves to cook with her dad, a chef, and wants to be a food scientist when she grows up.

I was first introduced to Irving Oil’s Fuel to Care Program when I was an Irving Oil retail site supervisor in Welsford, NB, where we live. I was a huge supporter of the program and what it gives to families but I never once thought that we would need to use it!

Gracie’s intestinal problems started when she was a little over 3 years old and were often thought of as flu type symptoms. Quickly we realized that it was much more and began the long road to answers. Then on the morning of July 2, 2010 Gracie would not fully wake up. It was around 9:30am and I thought how strange that she was not running down the stairs asking for her favourite oatmeal breakfast. I dismissed it with the thought she had too much excitement on Canada Day. When I went up to wake her I knew then we had a problem and loaded her in the car and off we drove the 45 minutes to the Saint John Regional Hospital. Scared and frustrated with the comment of the flu once again from the on duty doctor, we stuck to our guns to be the voice for our daughter and further tests were done. Gracie was admitted with ketoses.

Our family doctor and specialist were fantastic and introduced us to the Fuel to Care program. I smiled and explained I was aware of the program but it was not until that moment that I truly understood the magnitude of what it means to the family! She knew the financial stress we were under and knew what a difference it would make. It gave us hope!

Now we are waiting for Gracie to travel back to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, a 4 ½ hour trip from our home to have biopsies taken to hopefully tell us the cause. Hope keeps us moving forward and Irving Oil’s Fuel to Care program gives us strength in knowing we are not alone!


Erin & Grace

Grace’s mother, Erin, describes her daughter’s story:

Special care for our daughter began early in my pregnancy. At my first ultrasound appointment at 19 weeks gestation, we found out our baby had developed a birth defect called Omphalocele – basically her intestines were on the outside of her body. From this point forward, I had weekly appointments with a high risk obstetrician at the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit to closely follow the baby’s condition.

In March 2012, we anxiously welcomed our precious baby, Grace. She had surgery the day of her birth to repair the defect. Treatment for Grace’s case has required her to stay at the Janeway Children’s Hospital since birth, where she receives continuous feeds through a nasal gastric tube, and continuous nutrition via Hickman catheter (which was a surgical procedure to implant).

Grace’s recovery is certainly a slow and steady process. In time, Grace’s bowel will have healed and adjusted enough to sustain growth on her own, without the help of her Hickman or feeding tube, at which time we will celebrate by taking her home permanently. But for now we remain thankful that all steps are forward.  

I have driven back and forth to the Janeway every single day since Grace’s birth. We are very lucky to live just 20km away, but commuting 1, 2, and sometimes 3 times a day adds up. While rocking Grace one day at the NICU, the hospital social worker came to visit. She explained the Irving Oil Fuel the Care Program and offered me a gift card. I had never heard of the program before that day. I was so thankful and impressed that Irving Oil had such a helpful program in place. This really is a challenging time for me and my family and to know that others identify, empathize and offer help in some way means more than I can express in words.   

These gift cards help – they simply lighten the load. There are many stressors and sensitivities at this time, and the cost of fuel for our commute is one. Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care has reached out to our family and has relieved us in some way. Irving Oil has shown us that people care and that we have support - not just from our family and friends but from our community. Having just welcomed our first child, we are proud to raise a family in this community and share our experience with others.

From all sides of our heart, we thank you. We have great respect for Irving Oil’s efforts and spirit in supporting families who are faced with the challenges of caring for a sick child through the Fuel the Care Program. 


Tina & Elliot

Elliot’s mother, Tina, describes her son’s story:

When I was 20 weeks pregnant with my second child, an ultrasound revealed that the baby had a right clubfoot and a malformation of the brain called Dandy Walker Malformation.  It was decided then that the baby would have to be born at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, so that he would receive the best care available.  Monthly ultrasounds were then performed to ensure that the spinal fluid didn’t accumulate, something that can happen to babies with this malformation.  If this happens, the baby would be born with extensive brain damage or it can even be fatal.  Depending of which region of the brain would be affected, the baby could need assistance in breathing and eating when born.

It was hard for the whole family to deal with such a diagnosis.  A lot of prayers from family and friends helped us get through this ordeal and we were praying that our little baby would be born healthy.

I was moved to the IWK at 36 weeks since my doctor thought I could have the baby early.  At 37 weeks, little Elliot was born healthy and didn’t have to go to the NICU as previously thought.  An ultrasound of the brain done after the baby was a day old revealed that Elliot’s brain was normal. He will be closely followed by a neurosurgeon as there are still some concerns, but compared to the original diagnosis, this one was a lot brighter.  We were so pleased that our baby was the little miracle that we were praying for.

Elliot did have a clubfoot that needed to be corrected.  Casting started when Elliot was 2 days old and had to be done weekly.  We travelled over 700 km every week from PEI to get treatment for the clubfoot.  Elliot would require between 5-6 casts and many more appointments in the months to come for shoe fittings and assessments to correct his foot condition.

The cost of travelling adds up so quickly, and the Irving Oil Fuel the Care Program has been such a great help to our family.  With all the other stresses that come with taking care of two boys under 18 months, especially a newborn with medical issues, it is comforting to have a program that helps to cover some of the travel expenses.


Sarah & Cadie

Cadie’s mother, Sarah, describes her daughter’s story:

When Cadie was 10 days old, we received a call from our pediatrician that changed our lives forever. She was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a life threatening illness that affects her lungs and pancreas. The next day, we were at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth in Manchester.  Her diagnosis left us lost for a long time, coming to grips with such a terrible and deadly disease. My husband, Mark and I worried all the time. There was so much information to take in.  

At age 16 months, Cadie was hospitalized for the first time at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD) in Lebanon, NH.  She had to have a "g-tube" surgically inserted into her stomach because she was not gaining enough weight.  Now, I can feed her high calorie formula so she can put on weight.  It was at this visit that I first heard about Irving Oil's Fuel the Care Program. Before we went home, one of the nurses gave us an Irving Oil fuel card. I was so surprised – I certainly didn't expect help getting home! It was wonderful to know that Irving Oil cared enough about families to realize that they shouldn't have to worry about having enough gas. There is enough for us to worry about!  This may sound silly, but as a fanatical scrapbooker, I scrapbooked that first Irving Oil fuel card when we were done with it! 

In November 2010, Cadie was hospitalized for 12 days with a lung infection that required IV antibiotics. It was awful being away from home for so long.  We live just over 2 hours from the hospital, so visiting is hard for my husband Mark and son Eric. Fuel the Care helped us stay together as a family – we didn't have to worry about filling up our gas tanks. We were able to focus on being a family, and helping Cadie get better.

Today, Cadie is a 3 and a half year old, who has spent all together too much time in the hospital – 8 visits! We are lucky to have such caring nurses at CHaD, and we are so lucky to have Fuel the Care, which makes travelling to and from the hospital a little easier!


Laura & Brennan

Brennan’s mother, Laura, describes her son’s diagnosis:

In February 2012, Brennan was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia).  After noticing considerable changes in Brennan – including loss of appetite, decreased energy, weight loss, and pain – my husband and I decided to take him into the ER at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, expecting to hear that Brennan contracted the flu.  There were enough red flags telling us that Brennan was certainly not feeling well, but the diagnosis to come was an absolute shock!  After spending the night in the hospital, we were rushed to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, where Brennan would receive several more blood tests to confirm his type of cancer. 

After coming to terms with the awful news, my husband and I were about to face another challenge – finances.  Due to lack of employment in Sydney, I became a stay-at-home mom, which meant there was only one income.  Due to Brennan's monthly chemotherapy treatments, we were put into a situation where we had to buy a car and begin traveling between Sydney and Halifax.

When you begin caring for a sick child, the cost of raising that child increases significantly. When we began budgeting for these new road trips (five hours one way!) we realized we needed some help.  Our social worker graciously told us about the Irving Oil program, "Fuel the Care," which immediately alleviated some of the additional stress.  One less financial burden made all of the other stresses seem more manageable.  People are unable to budget in advance for tragedies like these, so when you're facing a difficult journey with limited finances, you need all the help you can get.


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Health & Safety

A key component of operating responsibly is our continuous focus on health and safety. Our work is never so urgent or important that we would ever compromise health, safety or the environment.

Our people are the lifeblood of our operations, and keeping them safe is more than a priority, it’s a key value that never changes. When safety is recognized as a core value, we tend to do the right things, in the right ways, at the right times - even when no one else is looking. Our goal is to enhance our safety culture by obtaining a safety rating that is in the top 1 percent within our industry.

Encouraging a healthy, balanced lifestyle for our employees is also an ongoing commitment. Through our health and wellness programs, we provide onsite services to help employees get the information and support they need to improve their health and wellbeing.

What We Offer (small image & link to “What We Offer” page) Our company offers a wide variety of professional development and health & wellness programs.

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Health & Safety

A key component of operating responsibly is our continuous focus on health and safety. Our work is never so urgent or important that we would ever compromise health, safety or the environment of the communities where we live and work.

Our people are the lifeblood of our operations, and keeping them safe is more than a priority, it’s a key value that never changes. When safety is recognized as a core value, we tend to do the right things, in the right ways, at the right times. Our goal is to enhance our safety culture by obtaining a safety rating that is in the top 1 percent within our industry.

Encouraging a healthy, balanced lifestyle for our employees is also an ongoing commitment. Through our health and wellness programs, we provide onsite services to help employees get the information and support they need to improve their health and well-being.

Safety Programs

Safety Programs

Our safety programs put our commitment into practice.

What We Offer

What We Offer

Our company offers a wide variety of professional development and health & wellness programs.


Safety Culture

Safety is a way of life for us. Through a number of programs that instill a culture of safety in all of our operations, we work to improve personal behaviours, operational procedures and occupational health to protect our employees, the communities where we operate and the environment.

This safety culture permeates throughout our company, and can be seen through the daily actions of our employees. To personalize this commitment, we created a “Safety: Our Way of Life” campaign, featuring images of employee family members with a quote from the employees, stating why their family is their reason to work safe.

One of our most important safety measurements is workplace injuries. We measure workplace injuries by what is called Recordable Injury Frequency (RIF) rate. This is equivalent to the number of injuries that occur for every 100 people working full time for a year. Recordable injuries are those that cannot be treated onsite (such as stitches or injuries that require prescription medication) or injuries that prevent an employee from coming back to work the following day.

Thanks in part to our daily commitment to safety, in 2012 our refinery achieved 365 days without a lost time injury, or over 3.5 million workforce hours, making the refinery an industry leader in safety performance. Our company’s overall RIF rate is currently an average of 2.06 – our goal is to reduce this total to 0.2 over the next four years, far surpassing industry averages.


Historical Firsts

Since 1924, our company’s history of long-term relationships with all stakeholders has led us to achieve several industry benchmarks. Among our “firsts” are:

A History of Firsts

  • The first and only Canadian refinery to be recognized by Hart World Fuels as “Refinery of the Year”
  • The first oil company to receive the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence Award
  • The first Canadian oil company to offer customers high octane gasoline without the use of lead additives
  • The first deepwater port with a single buoy mooring in the Western Hemisphere, Irving Canaport Terminal
  • The first and only refinery on the East Coast of North America to receive crude oil from The Acropolis, an Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC)
  • The first Canadian oil company to own and operate double-hulled tankers
  • The first Canadian oil company to offer customers low-sulphur gasoline, five years ahead of regulation
  • The first Canadian oil company to offer customers low-sulphur diesel ahead of regulation
  • The first refinery in Canada to regenerate sulphuric acid onsite for use in the refining process, as part of producing low sulphur fuels for customers

Leadership Team

Our leadership team is responsible for leading the daily operations of Irving Oil.  Meet the team members who help guide our company:


Our Leadership

In 1924 Kenneth Colin Irving from Bouctouche, New Brunswick founded Irving Oil Limited.  He built the company by giving good service to his customers and by showing respect to his employees.

K.C. Irving’s leadership qualities, along with his vision and entrepreneurial spirit, continue to inspire and guide us today. Under his direction, the company expanded from a single service station in Bouctouche, New Brunswick to a retail and terminal network spanning from Montreal to St. John’s. Working closely with his sons, Arthur and Jack, K.C. Irving also built the foundation of our company’s operations – our Saint John Refinery and Irving Canaport, the first deep water terminal in the Western Hemisphere. K.C. Irving was widely recognized for his significant business achievements.  He was one of the first inductees to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Over the past number of decades, Arthur has led our company’s growth through expanding refining capacity and geographic reach into New England, while retaining a strong customer focus and emphasis on long-term relationships.  Jack oversaw the construction of much of Irving Oil’s infrastructure, as well as developing regional steel and architectural concrete companies, Ocean Steel and Strescon.

Throughout their careers, both have championed innovation and environmental responsibility by becoming early adopters of world-class processes, practices and technologies. Their commitment to the people working at Irving Oil and their commitment to the community have been unwavering.

Today, our leadership team continues this storied tradition of commitment to our people and the communities where we live and work.


President

Paul Browning

Paul Browning joined Irving Oil in 2013 as President and CEO. He also serves on the Irving Oil Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Irving Oil in Canada, Paul worked in the United States, Europe, and Mexico.  He brings extensive global leadership experience from the energy industry. He joined Irving Oil from General Electric, where he was President & CEO of the Thermal Products Division of GE Power & Water in Schenectady, NY

Prior to joining GE, Paul worked at Caterpillar Corp., including roles as Managing Director, Caterpillar Motoren, based in Kiel, Germany and Vice President, Turbomachinery Products in Caterpillar’s Solar Turbines division in San Diego, California.

Paul began his professional career in 1990 as a Research Engineer at General Electric’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY, where he participated in research related to the power generation, aviation, oil & gas, medical imaging and lighting business of GE.

Paul earned a B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Materials Engineering from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute.

Paul and his wife Janel have two children and live in Saint John, New Brunswick.


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Founder

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School Partnerships

Over the past decade, our company has formed several special relationships with the kids and teachers at several elementary schools.

Saint John the Baptist-King Edward Elementary School

Since 2003, Irving Oil has partnered with Saint John the Baptist-King Edward, located in Saint John’s South End. The program provides support to students and staff, with approximately 90 employees and alumni volunteering on a daily basis in the classroom and at a nearby hot lunch program for the students, called the Lunch Connection. In addition, we provide essential items and services including school supplies, clothing drives, sports uniforms and equipment, computers, playground supplies, and school transportation.

Champlain Heights Elementary School

As the nearest school to our refinery, our company’s partnership with Champlain Heights rose out of the need for further communication about our operations. In 2008, Irving Oil and Champlain Heights proudly formalized the partnership, known as CHEER (Champlain Heights Education Enhancement Relationship). CHEER supports the school’s curriculum by providing tutoring programs, a book club, class trips, computer supplies and a refinery education program where students learn about refining first-hand from our employees and on refinery tours.

Bayview Elementary School

When a fire destroyed Bayview Elementary School in 2005, the students and faculty were forced to move their school grounds to a new location with one key feature missing -– a playground.  When Irving Oil learned that the students were without a playground, our company offered to donate the equipment and more than 20 refinery employees helped to install one at the new school location.  To this day, our employees remain connected with Bayview through donations of school supplies, computers and other essential equipment.

SOUTH WOODSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Our people work with the teachers of South Woodside Elementary and hold end of school year student BBQ's, Christmas parties with Santa, and organize back to school supply campaings.


Our Scholarships

We’re proud to support students at every stage of their educational endeavours – particularly in the pursuit of post-secondary education. We offer the following scholarships to high school students throughout Atlantic Canada.

Primrose Scholarship at the University of New Brunswick Saint John

The Primrose Scholarship is an undergraduate entrance award that was established in 1999.  It is awarded annually to an undergraduate from the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus.  This $5,000 scholarship recognizes academic achievement, community involvement and athletic leadership.

Applicants are required to send a cover letter requesting consideration, a resume, their latest high school transcript and a 500-word essay on a topic chosen by the University. For more information, visit http://www.unbsj.ca/primrose/

Irving Oil Scholarships at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN)

Our donation of $250,000 to Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) created the largest endowed scholarships fund at the university.  Full-time students entering any field of study with high academic standing are eligible.

Two $6,000 scholarships are awarded annually to the general first-year student body and one or more $3,000 scholarships are awarded to dependents of Irving Oil employees. All candidates must be residents of Newfoundland & Labrador. For more information, visit MUN’s Scholarships and Awards Office at http://www.mun.ca/scholarships/home/.

Irving Oil Employee FAMILY Scholarship Program

Open to family members of Irving Oil employees who are planning to attend university or college, this scholarship program provides for a total of nine $2000 renewable university scholarships and two $1000 renewable college scholarships each year.

Renewals of existing scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing. To be considered for renewal, eligible students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit a short renewal form. Applications for this scholarship program are administered through Irving Oil’s Human Resources department.


Corporate Orders


U.S. Orders

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Canadian Orders

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Irving Canopy Gift Card

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Neighbourly News

Neighbourly Newsletter: Summer 2010
Neighbourly Newsletter: Spring 2010

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Our Wellness Programs

Onsite Health Assessments

Irving Oil offers our employees voluntary, confidential wellness assessments onsite with a licensed medical professional and wellness coach at no cost. The results of the assessment can then be used by employees to establish their health & wellness baseline from which they can develop a personal wellness plan. Every six months, follow-up assessments are made available to track progress.

The assessment includes glucose and cholesterol testing, blood pressure and body-mass indexing. Additional assessments are being planned that will screen for other health risks such as cardiovascular disease.

Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Programs

Healthy eating is the basis for preventing illness and fostering mental and physical well being. The Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Programs help encourage and educate employees and their families on healthy food choices.

We provide reimbursements for weight loss programs and provide fresh fruit three days a week at all offices. During one of our weight loss programs at our refinery this year, we participated in a “Lose for Good” campaign. For each pound participants lost, they collected the equivalent amount of food for Greater Saint John food banks – over a seven-week period, a total of 137 pounds of food was donated.

Shifting to Wellness

This program recognizes that managing job-related stress is an essential key to health. Shifting to Wellness provides our shift workers and their families with information and strategies for dealing with the issues surrounding a shift work lifestyle, both on and off the job.

Smoking Cessation

This program helps smokers make the very difficult decision to break their habit and quit smoking for good. It provides our employees -– as well as their family members who smoke -- useful information and essential strategies. These strategies include group support, one-on-one support and reimbursement for smoking cessation aides.

Blood Donor Clinics

Irving Oil employees do their part to donate blood to organizations such as the Canadian Blood Services and local hospitals through annual donation clinics and as part of the national “Partners for Life” program. Our employees’ gifts of life help patients with the life-saving products and treatments they desperately need.

Fitness Challenges

Our Fitness Challenges motivate and engage us to participate in a wide variety of activities that increase health and well-being. We hold two Physical Activity Challenges per year, offering incentives and prizes to the winning office teams, as well as finding ways to give back to our community. During our 2010 Spring Physical Activity Challenge, we donated to the local food banks for six weeks based on a dollar for every minute of physical activity. The result was a $3,500 donation to Greater Saint John Area food banks.


Learning & Engagement

E3 Women's Forum

The E3 Women’s Forum began in 2005 as a grassroots organization within Irving Oil to “empower, engage and enable” female employees. Dedicated to supporting women’s professional development, the E3 Women’s Forum sponsors workshops, networking events, mentoring programs, and breakfasts with senior management. Although the E3 Women’s Forum was originally sponsored and funded by Irving Oil, it is entirely self-sustaining now, highlighting the profound impact that our employees can have at our company.

Refinery Canaport Recreation Association (RCRA)

The Refinery Canaport Recreation Association (RCRA) acts as an organizing group for special recreational activities for employees at our refinery. RCRA has regularly sponsored recreational events that include skiing, hiking, running clubs and local exploration trips.


Mark Moran

Family Service & Support Team Coordinator - Eastern Maine Medical Center

Mark Moran is a licensed clinical social worker and Family Service and Support Team coordinator at Eastern Maine Medical Center. During his years at Eastern Maine, Mark has met a lot of families with ill children and seen a lot of families dealing with ongoing and unexpected medical situations and hospitalizations, many of whom have to drive long distances to get treatment.

To Mark, few things are worse than knowing a family is forced to make a decision between paying a phone bill or stocking food in their cupboards and going to the hospital. Mark is so grateful that Irving is able to alleviate this one expense for families because he knows the hospital is not able to provide the same service.

"To see the burden visibly come off a family's shoulders because of the Fuel the Care program is moving. I cross my fingers every December and hope that Irving Oil donates the Gift Cards again because it is something we value so much."


Total Rewards Program

Our employees’ individual results and our company's results are joined through our mutual values. The Total Awards Program formalizes this relationship.

By contributing our skills and knowledge to achieving the goals of our company, and by living our values, we create a meaningful, rewarding work experience. In turn, our company contributes to our success by providing a variety of programs that help us grow, and that recognize and reward our contributions. Our Total Awards Program explicitly spells out this relationship that joins our individual contributions, our company's contributions and our company's results.

Aligned with our mission, values, and business strategy, our MVP rewards us in four ways: through Learning and Development, Work Environment, Benefits, and Pay.


Recent Initiatives

Improved technology and environmental performance go hand-in-hand. Here are a few of the projects we are currently constructing to further reduce our environmental footprint.

Dehexanizer Unit

Our dehexanizer distillation column was part of $100 million investment to reduce benzene levels in our gasoline. Since being commissioned, this unit has lowered the content of benzene (a Volatile Organic Compound) in our gasoline by 30 percent

Ethanol Blending

For over a decade, Irving Oil has blended 10 percent ethanol with ultra-low sulphur gasoline at our marine terminal facilities in Massachusetts and Maine, supplying markets throughout the U.S. Northeast. In 2011, Irving Oil began adding ethanol blending capability into our regular (87 Octane) gasoline at the Saint John Refinery truck rack operations. The 10 percent ethanol blended gasoline, or E10, is approved for use in any make or model vehicle sold in North America. This change will comply with upcoming Canadian renewable fuels regulations.

Vapour Recovery Unit

Irving Oil installed a Vapour Recovery Unit (VRU) late in 2011 at the Canaport East Saint John Marine Terminal. The VRU uses an adsorption process to capture Volatile Organiz Compounds (VOCs) emitted by ships while loading gasoline. The captured vapours are condensed and reloaded into the ships. A 95% reduction is expected during the gasoline loading process. Since it has come online, over 1200 tonnes of VOCs produced by gasoline loading have been recovered through the VRU, and hence diverted away from the environment.


Wholesale Jet Fuel

A major supplier of jet fuel in Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern US, Irving Oil fuels Canadian, US and European airlines, military aircraft, cargo carriers and corporate aviation.

Manufactured in our Saint John, New Brunswick refinery for over 40 years, our dedicated distribution system ensures a reliable supply of high quality jet fuel, all at a competitive price.

High Quality Product

  • Exceptional quality Jet A-1 at all locations, which meets CAN/CGSB-3.23 and ASTM D-1655 specifications
  • We also market JP8 (US Military Spec), and F34 (Canadian Military Spec)

Reliable Supply

  • We provide our customers with unmatched supply reliability throughout our region given the close proximity of Irving Oil's state-of -the art refinery, the largest refinery in Canada.
  • The Boston market is less than a one day sail from our Saint John Refinery, ensuring efficient delivery of product via our dedicated supply network
  • From our strategic supply locations we can also provide our customers with delivery services to other airports and locations that can receive truck deliveries

Responsive Customer Service

  • Beginning in the 1920’s, right up to the current day, our commitment to customer service is part of who we are as a company
  • Our responsive Jet Fuel sales team is local, understands the market, and are exclusively dedicated to serving our wholesale jet fuel customers
  • We also have a Customer Support Team to take care of our customers’ needs, answer questions or quickly fix issues - anything to make sure that your business runs smoothly

Here to Serve

Have questions? Want to make a purchase? Please contact Katie at 1 (506) 202-7077 or jetfuel@irvingoil.com for all your wholesale jet fuel inquiries. We look forward to serving you.


Marine Gas Oil

Since 1960, our Marine Gas Oil (MGO) has been produced at Irving Oil's own refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick and sold to our customers through pipeline and truck deliveries.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our product and our commitment to on-time deliveries at a competitive price. Expect responsive service - available 24 hours a day.

High Quality Product

  • Our exceptional quality MGO is low in sulphur and is seasonally adjusted to maintain the operability of your engines
  • Irving Oil MGO and delivery methods are MARPOL compliant, as per MARPOL ANNEX VI
  • Meets specifications for ISO 8217 and DMA requirements
  • Meets Canadian Naval specifications for Naval Distillate Fuels (CAN/CGSB 3-GP-11d Type 11 & CAN/CGSB 3-GP-11d Type 15)
  • We also carry an extensive product line of marine lubricants which meet or exceed the requirements of most major equipment manufacturers

Reliable Supply

  • We provide our customers with unmatched supply reliability throughout our region given the close proximity of Irving Oil's state-of-the-art refinery, the largest refinery in Canada
  • Our modern marine terminal in St. John's, Newfoundland has a fast flowing pipeline, the largest storage capacity in the harbour and is well equipped to provide reliable supply to our customers
  • From our strategic supply locations we can provide our customers with delivery services throughout Eastern Canada and down into Maine, USA

Responsive Customer Service

  • Beginning in the 1920's, right up to the current day, our commitment to customer service is part of who we are as a company
  • Our responsive MGO sales team is local, understands the market, and are exclusively dedicated to serving our MGO customers
  • We also have a Customer Support Team to take care of our customers' needs, answer questions or quickly fix issues - anything to make sure that your business runs smoothly.

Here to Serve

Have questions? Want to make a purchase? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact Cindy at (506) 202-3170 or at marinefuel@irvingoil.com for all your MGO inquiries. We look forward to serving you.


Asphalt

Irving Oil is the largest asphalt supplier in the Northeast. Since our refinery opened in 1960, we have taken care of our Asphalt customers throughout our region with a commitment to high standards and superior service.

Manufactured at our Refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, our Asphalt moves through a dedicated distribution system ensuring a reliable supply of quality product at a competitive price.

High Quality Product

  • We manufacture performance grade asphalts including PG 58-28 and PG 64-28
  • With consistent crude oils and manufacturing processes, you can always count on getting a consistent grade of asphalt, saving you valuable time and energy on your job sites
  • We also provide an excellent grade of Roofing Flux

Reliable Supply

  • With our state-of-the-art refinery in such close proximity, our supply reliability is unmatched in the region
  • From our 5 strategic supply locations we provide our customers with the option of pick-up service at the rack or delivery service direct to their operations. Delivery is available via tank truck or barge lot

Responsive Customer Service

  • Beginning in the 1920's, right up to the current day, our commitment to customer service is part of who we are as a company
  • Our responsive Asphalt sales team is local, understands the market, provides technical support, and is dedicated to serving our Asphalt customers
  • We also have a Customer Support Team to take care of our customers’ needs, answer questions or quickly fix issues – anything to make sure that your business runs smoothly

Here to Serve

Please contact Wayne at 1 (506) 202-3370, 1 (506) 202-3366 or at asphalt@irvingoil.com for all your asphalt inquiries. We look forward to serving you.


Petroleum Street Talk

Wondering what's going on in the industry? Curious as to how and why the market's moving? Resident expert Kevin Mikoski explains all this and more in Irving Oil's Petroleum Street Talk Newsletter. Have a question you want answered? Email Kevin at streettalk@irvingoil.com and keep an eye out for the next edition of Petroleum Street Talk!

Petroleum Street Talk - August 30, 2010
Petroleum Street Talk - June 28, 2010
Petroleum Street Talk - June 7, 2010
Petroleum Street Talk - May 17, 2010
Petroleum Street Talk - May 3, 2010
Petroleum Street Talk - March 8, 2010
Petroleum Street Talk - February 8, 2010


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Locations

Refuel with Irving jet fuel at any of these locations:

In Canada:

  • New Brunswick: Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton and Miramichi
  • Nova Scotia: Halifax, Yarmouth and Sydney
  • Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown and Summerside
  • Newfoundland: Gander, St. John's, Goose Bay, and Deer Lake

In United States:

  • Massachusetts: Boston (Logan International Airport)
  • New Hampshire: Manchester and Portsmouth
  • Maine: Portland
  • Rhode Island: Providence (TF Green)

Fuel inquiries for all Canadian locations can be answered by calling Irving Aviation in Gander, Newfoundland at (709) 651-5000. Fuel inquiries for all US locations can be directed to Katie Bamford-Moore at (506) 202-7077.


Irving Aviation St. John’s FBO

Welcome to our St. John's FBO, located on Canada's far east coast. Since 1997, we have been providing customers in St. John's with attentive service and quick turns. Each member of our Irving Aviation team is personally committed to exceeding customer expectations, each and every day. Come experience our warm, east-coast hospitality.

Our St. John's FBO features:

  • Large comfortable lounge
  • Fully appointed washrooms
  • Private visitor's offices
  • Conference room
  • In-house gift shop
  • Wireless internet
  • Large 139,000 sq ft ramp area with access to overflow parking

Our services in St. John's include:

  • 24-hour quick turn service
  • Specialized handling for military aircraft through Canadian Air Reserve Forces
  • Jet A-1 fuel at a competitive price and contract fuel available
  • Friendly, professional service for:
    • weather packages
    • pre-filed flight plans
    • hotel reservations
    • car rentals
    • catering coordination
    • ground transportation
    • customs and immigration clearance
  • Complete ground handling services:
    • ground power and lavatory
    • airstart and heater
    • on-site deicing

St. John's, Newfoundland CYYT

N47-37° - UTC -2.5 Summer
W52-45° - UTC -3.5 Winter

Frequencies

120.6 Tower
121.9 Ground
122.9 Irving Aviation
128.0 ATIS

Inquiries

Irving Aviation Services
PO Box 308
St. John's, Newfoundland
Canada, A1C
Telephone: 709-758-3200
Fax: 709-758-3201
Email: iastjs@irvingoil.com
AFTN: CYYTXIAX, Unicom: 122.9


Irving Aviation Gander FBO

Welcome to our Gander FBO, located on Canada's far east coast. Since 1992, we have been serving customers in Gander with attentive service and quick turns. Each member of our Irving Aviation team is personally committed to exceeding customer expectations, each and every day. Come experience our warm, east-coast hospitality.

Irving Gander Voted #1 FBO in Canada

2009 Professional Pilot Magazine PRASE Survey

2009 Aviation International News FBO Survey

Gander also received the 3rd highest ranking of 74 top FBOs in the world in the 2009 Professional Pilot Survey.

 

Our new 5000 sq ft, award-winning FBO in Gander features:

  • Large comfortable lounge
  • Fully appointed washrooms with showers
  • Snooze areas
  • Private visitor's offices
  • Large conference room
  • Separate pilot's lounge
  • Private smoking room
  • In-house gift shop
  • Wireless internet

Our services in Gander include:

  • 24-hour quick turn service
  • Jet A-1 fuel at a competitive price and contract fuel available
  • Friendly, professional service for:
    • weather packages
    • pre-filed flight plans
    • hotel reservations
    • car rentals
    • catering coordination
    • ground transportation
    • customs and immigration clearance
  • Complete ground handling services:
    • ground power and lavatory
    • airstart and heater
    • on-site deicing

Gander, Newfoundland CYQX

N48-56.4° - UTC -2.5 Summer
W54-34.1° - UTC -3.5 Winter

Frequencies

118.1 Tower/Clearance
121.9 Ground
122.9 Irving Aviation
124.8 ATIS
128.5 Gander Centre

Inquiries

Irving Aviation
Gander International Airport
PO Box 403 Gander, Newfoundland
Canada, A1V 1W8
Telephone: 709-651-5000
Fax: 709-651-5015
Email: iasgan@irvingoil.com
AFTN: CYQXXIAX, Unicom: 122.9


Irving Aviation Goose Bay FBO

Welcome to our Goose Bay FBO, located on Canada's far east coast. Since 1998, we have been providing customers in Goose Bay with attentive service and quick turns. Each member of our Irving Aviation team is personally committed to exceeding customer expectations, each and every day. Come experience our warm, east-coast hospitality.

Irving Goose Bay Voted #3 FBO in Canada

2009 Aviation International News FBO Survey

 

 

Our Goose Bay FBO features:

  • Large comfortable lounge
  • Fully appointed washrooms and shower
  • Snooze areas
  • Private visitor's offices
  • Large conference room
  • Separate pilot's lounge
  • In-house gift shop
  • Wireless internet

Our services in Goose Bay include:

  • 24-hour quick turn service
  • Jet A-1 fuel at a competitive price and contract fuel available
  • Friendly, professional service for:
    • weather packages
    • pre-filed flight plans
    • hotel reservations
    • car rentals
    • catering coordination
    • ground transportation
    • customs and immigration clearance
  • Complete ground handling services:
    • ground power and lavatory
    • airstart and heater
    • on-site deicing

Goose Bay, Newfoundland CYYR

N53-19.2° - UTC -3 Summer
W60-25.6° - UTC -4 Winter

Frequencies

118.1 Clearance
119.1 Tower
121.9 Ground
123.3 Irving Aviation
128.1 ATIS

Inquiries

Irving Aviation
Goose Bay Airport
PO Box 484, Station C
Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, A0P 1C0
Telephone: 709-896-9090
Fax: 709-896-9091
Email: iagsbay@irvingoil.com
AFTN: CYQXXIAX, Unicom: 123.3


Bunker

Since our refinery opened in 1960, we have taken care of our Bunker customers throughout our region with a commitment to high standards and superior service.

Manufactured at our refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, our Bunker moves through a dedicated distribution system ensuring a reliable supply of quality product at a competitive price.

High Quality Product

  • Very high BTU content, providing a real bang for your buck
  • Low in Vanadium, reducing the need for expensive chemical treatment
  • Low Sulphur (2%) with high BTU content reduces maintenance and provides real environmental value

Reliable Supply

  • We provide our customers with unmatched supply reliability throughout our region given the close proximity of Irving Oil's state-of-the art refinery, the largest refinery in Canada
  • From this strategic supply location, we provide our customers dependable delivery services direct to their operations

Responsive Customer Service

  • Beginning in the 1920’s, right up to the current day, our commitment to customer service is part of who we are as a company
  • Our responsive Bunker sales team is local, understands the market, provides technical support, and is dedicated to serving our Bunker customers
  • We also have a Customer Support Team to take care of our customers’ needs, answer questions or quickly fix issues – anything to make sure that your business runs smoothly

Here to Serve

Have questions? Want to make a purchase? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact Wayne at 1 (506) 202-3370, 1 (506) 202-3366, or bunker6@irvingoil.com for all your bunker inquiries. We look forward to serving you.


Canada’s World Class FBOs

Professional Pilot and Aviation International News magazine surveys consistently praise us for our outstanding service. Most recently, our Gander FBO was ranked the #1 FBO in Canada in both the 2009 Professional Pilot and 2009 Aviation International News Magazine surveys, and received the 3rd highest ranking of 74 top FBOs in the world in the 2009 Professional Pilot survey.

Our world-class FBOs in Gander, Goose Bay, and St. John's are strategically located on Canada's east coast on the Great Circle Route, the shortest air route between eastern North America and Europe.

World-Class Service

Since 1992, Irving has been providing customers with warm attentive service, gracious hospitality, and quick turns.

We are specialists in serving corporate aircraft from our executive facilities - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Perfect Landing Package

Our all-inclusive corporate aircraft Perfect Landing Package includes:

  • 28V ground power unit
  • Lavatory service
  • Water cart
  • Weather package and pre-filed flight plans
  • Refreshments and beverages
  • International newspapers
  • Aircraft coffee and ice
  • Cleaning on-board dishes
  • Cabin waste removal
  • Hotel and car rental assistance
  • Ground transportation
  • Secure ramp parking for quick turn or RON
  • Access to all FBO facilities: passenger and pilot lounges, conference room, snooze areas, visitors offices, deluxe washrooms, and wireless internet

It's everything you need to make your stop smooth and efficient!

Irving Aviation now offers over 600 international newspapers on-demand, included in your Perfect Landing Package. Let us know your newspaper preference prior to your flight arrival and we'll have a same day edition printed and waiting for you when your flight arrives.

Irving Aviation accepts major credit cards and is the primary agent for UVair.

High Quality Jet A-1 Fuel

Irving Oil is a major supplier of jet fuel, manufactured in our own refinery, the largest in Canada. Through our control of all aspects of fuel production, handling and delivery, we offer exceptional quality Jet A-1 meeting CAN/CGSB-3.23 and ASTM D-1655. Click here for the Jet A-1 product specification sheet.

In addition to our three FBO locations, Irving jet fuel is also available at 10 other airports in Atlantic Canada and 5 airports in the Northeastern United States. Click here for a full listing of supply locations.

Here To Serve

Want to know more? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact Cindy at (506) 202-5110 or WorldClassFBOs@irvingoil.com to plan your next landing at one of our world-class FBOs. We'll take care of everything!


Wholesale Fuels

It's about responsive service and a reliable supply of quality products, all at a competitive price. That's what you promise to your customers and it's what we promise to you.

To keep your business operating efficiently, we offer an integrated supply chain from production at our refinery, supplemented by our world-wide supply network, through to delivery at the terminal truck rack.

Reliable Supply

  • Irving Oil's state-of-the-art refinery is strategically located in Saint John, New Brunswick, allowing us to provide our customers with unmatched supply reliability throughout our region.
  • From our world-wide supply network to our 40+ supply locations throughout Eastern Canada and the New England states, we bring you an integrated supply of quality fuels.
  • To ensure you and your customers always have the energy you need, when you need it, Irving Oil offers:
    • Reliable refining and fuel-sourcing capabilities
    • Dedicated shipping and trucking fleets
    • Efficiently operated and conveniently located terminals

High Quality Products

  • We've got a track record of providing high quality fuels at the cutting edge of environmentally responsible technologies. In fact, we're the first oil company ever to have earned a Clean Air Excellence Award from the US EPA.
  • Look for these quality fuels conveniently located at a terminal near you:
    • Low Sulphur Gasoline
    • Ethanol Blended Gasoline
    • Blue Diesel (ULSD)
    • Blue Ultra Diesel
    • Low Sulphur Kerosene
    • Heating Oil
  • For more information search our Material Safety and Data Sheets (MSDS).

Responsive Customer Service

  • Our responsive wholesale sales team is local, understands the market, knows your business and is exclusively dedicated to serving your needs.
  • Our Customer Support Team is always available to answer questions or quickly fix issues – anything to make sure that your business runs smoothly.
  • From our risk management program, to our daily market hotline (1 (866) 889-8901), to our Petroleum Street Talk Newsletter, we provide targeted solutions and relevant information on the real-world issues that matter to our customers.
  • For our New England Wholesale customers, you can get help on the new invoice format by exploring our play-by-play invoice guide.

Here to Serve

Have questions? Want to make a purchase? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact our Customer Support team at 1 (866) 865-8800 to be directed to the sales representative in your area. We look forward to serving you.


Commercial Fuels


Commercial

With a reliable supply chain and a commitment to high quality products and dedicated customer service, we work to build relationships that last, from the small business owner in Atlantic Canada or New England, to marine vessels traveling the Atlantic, the corporate jet flying to Europe, and energy companies worldwide.

Wholesale Fuels

Canada's World Class FBOs

Asphalt

Bunker

Wholesale Jet Fuel

Marine Gas Oil


Working With Neighbours


Refinery Tour

Explore Canada’s largest refinery through every step of the refining process.


Irving Oil Challenge Cup


Community Fuel Grant Program


School Partnerships


Saint John Sea Dogs


Acadia University


Community Grant Program


Donations Policy

Content


Fueling Dreams


Ducks Unlimited


Education

We consider education to be a fundamental building block of a strong community and that learning is a life long process. We support people of all ages and stages of their education.

Through our Education Program, our company invests in education through our school partnerships and our many academic scholarship programs throughout the region.


Environment

As a responsible operator, we are continuously working to reduce our environmental footprint. We’ve made important progress through a variety of environmental investments in our operations, however there are a number of other ways in which we are working to make a difference and protect the environment we share.

North Atlantic Right Whale

Through our long-standing partnership with the New England Aquarium, we support continuous research on one of the most endangered whales species on the planet.

Ducks Unlimited

For many decades, our company and leadership have partnered with Ducks Unlimited to protect wetlands throughout Atlantic Canada. We also extended this partnership into our backyard, by designating a 250-acre wetland beside our refinery as a Ducks Unlimited protected area – the only refinery in Canada to do so.

Acadia University

We have a long and storied tradition of supporting Acadia University, more recently through investments in the university's environmental studies programs.


Healthcare

There are times when many of us face enormous healthcare challenges, and for some, it can be a struggle to get the proper care needed to stay healthy. That’s why we’ve focused much of our community work on healthcare. In addition to our Community Program, Fuel the Care, we support a number of other healthcare-related campaigns throughout our region.

CIBC Run For the Cure

Since 2002, our employees have participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure annual fundraiser that supports breast cancer research, education, diagnosis and treatment. In 2010, our efforts raised over $10,000.

Rally of Hope

Our employees have raised more than $445,000 to date for the Rally of Hope, an annual fundraiser to provide new medical equipment for the Saint John Regional Hospital.

Saint John Dragon Boat Festival

Our employees participate each year in this annual fundraiser for the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation. Since 2004, our company has raised more than $128,000 for new equipment and treatments.


Areas of Focus

We strive to make a difference in the communities in which we operate, and we focus on giving back in ways that are meaningful and will have a lasting impact.  The three main areas that guide our community work are environment, education and healthcare.

Environment because we believe in being a responsible company that respects and protects the earth that we all share.

Education to build a strong foundation and a bright future for our communities.

Learn more about the environment, education and healthcare programs and community partnerships we have formed to support the great community work being done within these three areas.

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Historical Timeline


Code of Ethical Conduct

At Irving Oil, we strive to achieve the highest standards of ethical business and personal conduct, integrity and professionalism.
 
Our company’s Code of Ethical Conduct is designed to communicate our commitment to ethical business conduct and provide guidance to all employees so that they will apply these principles in the performance of their responsibilities.
 
Our Code summarizes the principles and policies relating to the ethical aspects of work and provides guidelines for resolving ethical issues as they arise. The Code touches on issues such as hiring and employment practices, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, harassment and environmental, health and safety matters.
 
Our Code is intended to encourage employees to raise serious concerns within our company. Employees who observe, learn of, or, in good faith suspect, a violation of our company’s Code of Ethical Conduct must immediately report the alleged violation through any one of a variety of reporting mechanisms. They can do so with complete confidence that their reports of code violations, real or even suspected, will be held in strictest confidence to the greatest possible extent, and they will be fully protected against any possible retaliation.

Vapour Recovery Unit


De-hex Unit


Dehexanizer Unit

Improved technology and sustainability go hand in hand. One of our latest examples is the new “de-hexanizer” unit at the refinery. This unit lowers the content of benzene (a volatile organic compound) in gasoline. This investment was aligned with U.S. regulations for benzene, which stipulate a lower annual average of benzene content in gasoline must be met. 


Sulphur Recovery Unit

Over the past several years, our refinery has aggressively targeted the reduction of sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions through improved processes and the installment of new control technology. These efforts have led to an overall reduction of SO2 emissions by 55 percent between 2003 to 2009.

In 2008, our company invested $70-million in a new “tail gas” or sulphur recovery unit, which chemically strips out the sulphur from the tail gases and transforms it into a molten form of sulphur that can then be recycled. Due to the additional recovery of sulphur from this unit, the refinery’s SO2 emissions are among the lowest of all Canadian refineries, and approximately one-third of the government’s permissible emissions rate.


Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuels

Due to a significant upgrade project at our refinery in the early 2000s, we were able to produce and market cleaner, low sulphur fuels ahead of regulations.

A few years later, further improvements allowed us to lead the way with the production of ultra-low sulphur diesel and gasoline products. With an investment of over $150 million, our refinery began producing ultra-low sulphur diesel in 2006, which has a sulphur content of only 15 parts per million (ppm) or less. That's a 97 per cent reduction from today's industry standard of 500 ppm for on-road diesel. Shortly after, we began producing ultra low sulphur gasoline. We were one of the first suppliers of this cleaner fuel to the California market, one of the most environmentally stringent markets in the world.

By the end of 2010, we will be leading the pack with the production of PRO HEAT Ultra Low Sulphur Heating Oil. This improved product will be shipped directly from our refinery to our marine terminal in Revere, Massachusetts, as part of a pilot program for the 2010-2011 heating season. Based on the pilot’s results, we’ll be deciding on further expansion to our other marine terminals.


Carbon Reduction

We recognize that the emission of greenhouse gases due to human activity is impacting our global climate. This issue requires action by us all. While we provide our customers with cleaner transportation fuels, we also strive to do so with the least impact to our environment – particularly by reducing our carbon footprint.

Our carbon reduction goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, in alignment with GHG reduction targets agreed upon at the 2009 UNFCC  Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. In 2011 we were successful in obtaining a 13 percent reduction in our GHG emissions intensity and we are continuing to investigate new ways to further reduce our emissions.

We work to reduce our carbon footprint through achieving greater energy efficiency, in order to produce less carbon dioxide (CO2) in the first place. We also have a carbon capture partnership between our refinery and Praxair, a company that processes carbon dioxide for food-grade use, and recycles it into products like carbonated beverages. For over a decade, carbon dioxide emissions from the refinery have been supplied to Praxair, adding the fizz to countless cans of soda pop throughout our region, among other CO2 products.


Double-hulled Ships


Fugitive Emissions Program

‘Fugitive emissions’ refers to vapours, often consisting of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), that can escape from valves and other fittings at an industrial facility. Irving Oil has a highly vigilant emissions control program in place at our refinery for finding and reducing fugitive emissions.

Since 1992, our Fugitive Emissions Program has involved the analysis of approximately 30,000 separate components on annual basis. Teams searching these components use portable laboratory equipment, which easily fits into backpacks so they can manoeuvre among refinery equipment.

Using probes to search for leaks around each valve fitting, up to five sample points are measured for a potential leak. Once a leak is found, repair work is immediately done to rectify it. This program has led to an average year over year fugitive emissions reduction of 32 percent since 2007.


Health Assessments


LiveWell

At Irving Oil, we understand and appreciate the importance of the overall wellness of our people. For that reason, we have developed a company-wide Wellness program that focuses on supporting employees’ health, physical activity, nutrition and mental wellness.

‘LiveWell’ empowers and enables our team members to live well both inside and outside of work.  It offers numerous opportunities for our employees to increase their health awareness and overall fitness through:

  •  offering onsite wellness assessments by fitness and nutritional experts
  • developing wellness plans for improved health and nutrition
  • engaging in a variety of physical activities, from running clubs to fitness classes
  • monitoring progress and providing access to an active support network

A.C.E. Process

A.C.E. is an acronym that stands for Anticipating accidents, Communicating safety procedures, and Eliminating risky behaviours by closely observing procedures and operations.

A.C.E. observers are trained employees who look for specific at-risk behaviours among their fellow employees and use these findings to help communicate, reinforce and improve safe practices. First developed by our company in 2002, the A.C.E. Process continues as one of our most important safety initiatives.

The A.C.E. process also allows employees to anonymously report safety issues so they feel comfortable making safety suggestions.  A steering committee of trades workers and shift personnel direct the process and represent employees so that safety suggestions and requests are implemented in a timely manner.

Since 2002, over 24,000 A.C.E. observations have been conducted, which has led to the successful implementation of many preventative safety measures at our workplace.


Onsite Emergency Response Team

Our Saint John Refinery, Canaport Terminal and East Saint John Terminal each have onsite emergency response teams, with a total of over 200 members.

Our emergency response personnel are facility operators that have extensive training in industrial fire fighting, through Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario and at the University of Nevada, as well as refinery-specific confined space rescue training conducted onsite. Approximately 26 members are on duty per shift, and are fully equipped with an onsite "fast attack" truck, fire truck, incident command vehicle and other vehicles to respond to a variety of emergencies, including fire, leaks, spills or medical incidents.

At our refinery, this team is also complemented by onsite nurses and a trained medical response team, who are prepared to address medical emergencies of our 1,200 person workforce.


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Corporate Locations

Our operations span throughout Eastern Canada and the Northeastern U.S. with two corporate headquarters in Saint John, New Brunswick and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 

Canada

Saint John, New Brunswick has been our home since our establishment in 1924, and is the primary location of our corporate, commercial and refining businesses. As our retail network expanded throughout Atlantic Canada and into Quebec, so did our branch offices, bulk storage facilities and marine terminals. Today we are present in many major Eastern Canadian cities such as Halifax, Nova Scotia, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

U.S.

Following our retail expansion to the south over the past 40 years, our retail business established a central office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Our retail network continues to grow with new sites opening as far south as Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.  Our commercial business also has a strong presence throughout New England, with several of our marine terminals and in-land asphalt terminals located throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont.