• Capacity

    85,000 barrels of crude oil daily

  • Products

    Gasoline, distillates, liquid petroleum gas, heavy oils, pure chemicals, solvents

  • Certifications

    ISO 14001

About Sarnia Manufacturing Centre

The Sarnia Manufacturing Centre (SMC) was originally built in 1952 by Canadian Oil. Shell purchased Canadian Oil's Sarnia Refinery in 1963.

SMC is a refinery and chemicals plant. The refinery can process up to 85,000b/d of crude oil, which is then converted and refined to help meet southern Ontario’s transportation fuel needs (gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel).

The refinery also provides key base materials for chemicals and propane producers in the Sarnia area, including for the Shell Chemical plant adjacent to the refinery. The Shell Chemical plant, which was built in the 1970s, is a key North American producer of IsoPropyl Alcohol - a key ingredient in hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and other medical uses. 

Read our Fall Community Newsletter here.

Products we make at SMC

  • Low Sulphur Gasoline
  • Distillates (diesel fuels)
  • Diesel
  • Furnace Oils
  • Aviation Turbine Fuel (Jet Fuel)
  • Heavy Oils
  • Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Propane
  • Butane
  • Pure Chemicals
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Xylene
Celebrating culture at our Sarnia Manufacturing Centre

Celebrating culture at our Sarnia Manufacturing Centre

Meet artist John Williams of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and find out more about his collaboration with Shell to share his Indigenous culture and commemorate the site’s 70th anniversary. Learn More

Contact Details

  • Location

    St. Clair Parkway, approximately 10 kilometres south of Sarnia, Ontario, between Froomfield and Corunna

  • Contact

    External Relations at 519.481.1245

Emergency Response & Reporting

To report an emergency, please call 9-1-1. The SMC’s Safety and Environment number is 519.481.1455.