Sarnia-Lambton Promotes Hosting Bitumen Upgrader

Sarnia-Lambton Campus of the Western University Research Park. ( File Photo)

An ad and a special energy report is to appear in today’s (Wed) Globe and Mail newspaper stating Sarnia-Lambton is willing and able to host a bitumen upgrader refinery.

A full page ad in the Globe says Sarnia-Lambton “knows oil” and is ready, willing and able to accommodate a bitumen upgrader refinery locally. The ad appears along side a six page supplement that highlights many of the major projects presented in a new book to be available June 26, entitled Canada: Becoming a Sustainable Energy Powerhouse.

Director of the Bowman Centre at the Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, Dr. Katherine Albion says a bitumen upgrader would be a win-win for everyone, providing significant export revenue for the country, new markets for Alberta and new industrial activity for Ontario returning Sarnia-Lambton to its role as a leader in petroleum and petrochemical processing. A local coalition with representation from business, industry, the city and county and various agencies supports the ad campaign that was estimated to cost some $30,000.