FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With Petro-Canada stations across the country now running out of fuel, Petro-Canada released an update on the situation over the weekend.
In the update, the company apologizes for the situation and vows to correct the problem as soon as possible.
“We wanted to update you on the temporary fuel shortage at Petro-Canada stations in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and interior BC. The fires in the Fort McMurray area as well as an unplanned outage at our Edmonton refinery means that we’ve had an unavoidable impact on our ability to produce and supply our normal volume of gasoline and diesel.
This is what we are doing to improve the situation:
- bringing in additional supply for our Edmonton refinery
- restarting our oil sands operations in a safe and staged manner
- bringing in additional gasoline from other parts of our network via truck and rail as quickly as possible
- working to bring the affected unit back into service safely and as quickly as possible
We apologize for the inconvenience. We are continuing to look for solutions to limit the impact to our customers. Thank you for your patience.”
The Petro-Canada in Fort St. John is displaying zeros, as they have run out of gas.