Co-Op refinery

Co-op Refinery conducting emergency drills Nov. 3 and 5

Nov 3, 2021 | 7:46am

The Co-op Refinery Complex wants people to know that if they hear their emergency siren between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday and again at the same time on Friday, that they are conducting their annual safety drills. A release said that neighbors close by may be able to hear the siren at those […]

Federated Co-Op looking at selling off assets, but keeping Regina refinery

Sep 24, 2021 | 5:21pm

Federated Co-Operatives Limited is putting its oil production business in Western Canada up for sale,  but the company has no plans to get rid of its refinery in Regina. Also for sale is FCL’s stake in a carbon capture project at Weyburn operated by Whitecap Resources. A company spokesperson isn’t saying why this move is […]

Co-Op Refinery issuing layoff notices

May 28, 2021 | 3:24pm

Layoffs are happening at the Co-Op Refinery Complex. The company says formal notice has been given to the union about reducing the number of in-scope positions because of operational efficiencies achieved while preparing to shift towards a low carbon economy. Federated Co-Op says it is working to reach an agreement with the union that could […]

Worker at Regina’s Co-Op Refinery tests positive for COVID-19

Sep 2, 2020 | 11:26am

The Co-Op Refinery says one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19. The person, who is now self-isolating, last worked on August 25 and tested positive on August 30. Those who had close contact with this employee have been told by the company to self-monitor The refinery adds the areas where the worker was […]

City council explores ways to create more public disclosure regarding toxic spills

Sep 2, 2020 | 11:06am

Regina city council passed a motion on Monday seeking more ways to communicate toxic spills and leaks within the city. A motion was presented by Councillor Andrew Stevens and Councillor Bob Hawkins for their August 26 meeting calling for more transparency and accountability when it comes to spills and leaks in Regina. The motion was […]

Fire at Co-Op Refinery Monday morning quickly contained

Aug 10, 2020 | 12:56pm

The Co-Op Refinery Complex had a fire to deal with Monday morning. A statement from Federated Co-Op says the fire, in section 1,  was contained and extinguished quickly with all personnel safe and accounted for. The statement adds the incident did not pose a threat to the community or surrounding neighbourhoods and businesses with an […]

Regina’s wastewater plant finds heavy metal used by Co-Op Refinery in it

Jul 10, 2020 | 4:41pm

A heavy metal that the Co-Op refinery uses during maintenance has found its way into the city’s wastewater system. Vanadium was detected on June 26 with a sample taken two days later. In a release, the city says while preliminary results from tests taken had indicated the heavy metal was concentrated “above provincial reportable standards,”, […]

Temporary layoffs coming at Co-Op Refinery

Jun 28, 2020 | 3:08pm

Just days after a seven-month lockout ended at the Co-Op Refinery Complex, some of those who would be going back on the job will be off it again. Brad DeLorey with the CRC says about 100 temporary layoffs will be issued in the coming weeks citing COVID-19. In a statement, DeLorey says this is a […]

Premier Moe comments on Co-op refinery labour dispute as session resumes

Jun 16, 2020 | 9:54am

The sound of car horns could be heard from inside the Saskatchewan Legislature on Monday afternoon when MLAs began their three-week legislative session amid COVID-19. Unifor members were seen picketing outside of the building as the Co-op refinery labour dispute with Federated Co-op (FCL) continues. It has been over six months since workers were locked […]

Oil spill at Regina Co-op refinery believed to be low risk: Water Security Agency

Jun 1, 2020 | 5:01pm

An investigation into the May 22 oil spill at the Co-op refinery in Regina is being deemed low risk downstream according to the Water Security Agency (WSA). A statement from Federated Co-op Limited (FCL) on May 30 said an unknown amount of oil spilled into city sewers, eventually showing irregularities when being analyzed by wastewater […]