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Our Story

Over 30 Years of Innovation

For over 30 years, Petro-Canada Lubricants has researched, developed and produced world-class advanced lubricants, specialty fluids and greases.

Our products continue to perform beyond expectations in virtually every industry around the globe.

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Petro-Canada Lubricants and Caterpillar Collaborate on Innovative Research and Development Program

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One Billion Litres

Located in Mississauga, Ont., Canada, Petro-Canada Lubricants’ base oil refinery is one of the largest in the world – it has an annual capacity of more than one billion litres.

A Leading Refiner and Lubricants Manufacturer

As a HollyFrontier™ business, Petro-Canada Lubricants plays a vital role within HollyFrontier’s growth strategy and operating model.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, HollyFrontier is an independent petroleum refiner with 457,000 barrels per day of crude oil processing capacity, and the fourth largest base oil producer in North America with a capacity of 34,000 barrels per day, or approximately 10% of North American production.

Along with its world-class lubricants plant in Mississauga, Ont., Canada, HollyFrontier operates five U.S. refineries strategically located throughout the mid-continent, southwestern and Rocky Mountain regions.

Subsidiaries of HollyFrontier produce and market the following products:

  • gasoline
  • diesel fuel
  • jet fuel
  • asphalt
  • heavy products
  • lubricants
  • specialty oils and wax

HollyFrontier owns a 57% interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., providing petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminalling, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries.

HollyFrontier Corporation was ranked No. 7 on Fortune Magazine’s 2015 list of the Fastest Growing Fortune 500 Companies. Our market capitalization (NYSE: HFC) places us in the top third of the Fortune 500.


Part of the HollyFrontier Family

We are a proud division of HollyFrontier, a leading US-based independent petroleum refining, lubricants and logistics company, where standards for quality and innovation and passion for the industry drive our ability to serve our customers around the globe.

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