The Shell Scotford Chemicals Plant use byproducts from the adjacent Shell Scotford Refinery to help manufacture styrene monomer and ethylene glycol. The plant has two units – the styrene plant and the glycol plant. The Shell Scotford Chemical Plant products are shipped by pipeline, rail cars and truck to be marketed and sold across North America.


  • Glycol: 450Kt/year
  • Styrene: 450Kt/year


  • Styrene Monomer - Styrene monomer is sold to customers in North America for the manufacture of a variety of commercial and consumer products such as food containers, home insulation, safety helmets and car interiors.
  • Ethylene Glycol - Ethylene glycol is primarily sold to customers in North America for use in making products such as plastic drinking bottles and antifreeze.


  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 9001-2000 certification achieved for styrene monomer, ethylene glycols and hydrocarbon feedstocks
  • Chemicals is accredited by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) to ISO/IEC 17025 for specific tests listed in the scope of accreditation approved by CALA.

Responsible Care

Shell Scotford Chemicals Plant is Responsible Care verified.

Responsible Care is a global, chemical industry performance initiative that helps member companies continuously improve in the critical areas of health, safety, security, product stewardship, environmental protection and social responsibility.

It is an ethics and principle-based approach to the safe and environmentally sound management of chemicals. The approach started in Canada and has spread to 50 countries around the world. For Canadian member companies, Responsible Care is administered by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada.

All members of Responsible Care are required to successfully complete re-verification every three years. The Responsible Care verification is conducted under strict protocols. These protocols ensure that the principles and codes of practices are not only in place, but are practiced and continuously improved.