You may have noticed a bit of an orange glow in the sky. 

The Imperial Strathcona Refinery is currently restarting a unit on-site, contributing to greater flaring than usual. Work began Monday (May 30) afternoon and is expected to last through Tuesday afternoon. 

“As most refinery neighbours know, flaring is an important safety and environmental control tool that keeps our facility running safely,” Imperial Strathcona Refinery stated. 

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” 

Anyone with questions is encouraged to call 780-449-3776 or email imperial.strathcona@esso.ca.