Canaport Crude Pipelines


From Irving Canaport to the Saint John refinery 

Hours of operation:
24/7, 365 days a year

Our values
At Irving Oil, safety is a core value and is fundamental to how we operate our business every day. We always strive to do the right things, in the right ways, at all times for our employees, our communities and the environment.

About the Irving Canaport pipelines

Irving Oil operates two crude lines which run from our Canaport facility to the Saint John refinery – a distance of about 8 kilometres. The lines are located underground.

Products handled in these pipelines include:

  • Petroleum crude oil

The following section outlines the potential effects of this substance in the unlikely event of an emergency.

  • Petroleum crude oil is a thick black liquid composed primarily of hydrogen and carbon. Exposure to petroleum crude oil can cause eye, skin, gastrointestinal and respiratory irritation; the product may be harmful if inhaled and can contaminate soil and water if released to the environment.

Our safety commitment

Irving Oil has a rigorous emergency management program in place to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from incidents. Across our operations, these plans are part of our standard procedures. Regarding our Canaport pipelines, our emergency management plans are based, primarily, on prevention, with equipment inspection and maintenance programs in place. In addition, employees are trained in detailed operating and emergency procedures with a constant focus on safe and efficient operations.

In the unlikely event of an emergency along our Canaport pipelines, we wish to share the following information with our neighbours.

Irving Oil’s website and social media is the best place to find the latest information about our operations:


If you become aware of an incident, please contact 506.202.3000. If there is a fire or major issue, please call 911.

In the unlikely event of an emergency along the pipeline, Irving Oil will notify local authorities immediately, and work proactively to help protect public safety. Please follow instructions provided by your local authorities. If an incident has occurred, please refrain from visiting the area. It is possible that you may smell an odour; this does not always signify danger.

The Saint John Fire Department and Saint John Emergency Management Organization will follow internal protocols in the event of an emergency on the pipeline.

The Saint John Emergency Management Organization offers an Emergency Alert Service that allows residents to be notified by email or phone of a potential emergency. In order to receive notification through this service, please visit or contact the City of Saint John at 506.658.2910.

Please note that Irving Oil will not provide instructions on matters of public safety such as evacuation protocols as this is the jurisdiction of the local authorities.

For more information

If you are interested in learning more about our facility, we encourage you to contact us at [email protected] or 1.888.310.1924.