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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

March 27, 2024

Petroleum Bulletin #2: Manitoba Fuel Supply has Increased as Pipeline Maintenance Underway

The Manitoba government continues to closely monitor the co-ordinated response to the shutdown and repair of the Imperial Oil pipeline, ensuring the continued supply of fuel to Manitobans.

The amount of gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel within Manitoba has increased since repairs on the pipeline began. Supplies are being maintained by industry with ongoing rail and truck fuel deliveries. The province is regularly meeting with suppliers, and closely tracking fuel supply levels, price impacts and the distribution of fuel to retailers.

Work is underway to upgrade the offloading capacity at fuel terminals in Winnipeg and is complete at Gretna. Once complete, these terminal upgrades will increase the volume of fuel that can be transferred from rail to truck for distribution to retailers.

Imperial Oil has notified the province that they are preparing the worksite south of St. Adolphe where the affected section of pipeline will be replaced.  They have advised that the repair operation is on schedule. The province will continue to monitor the repair work to ensure it is being completed promptly, safely and without impact to the surrounding environment. Provincial inspectors are fully engaged and continue to monitor the work on a regular basis.

The Manitoba government is closely monitoring the situation and is committed to taking additional action as necessary to manage and maintain the supply, distribution and affordability of fuel during the shutdown including legislative and regulatory measures.

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