836 Kings Rd.
Hours of operation:
24/7, 365 days a year
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 Energy Bulk Plant − Sydney
This facility focuses on the storage and distribution of propane in Sydney and surrounding areas. This facility is located off of Kings Road (Highway 4) in Sydney River.
Products handled at this facility include:
The following information outlines the potential effects of this substance in the unlikely event of an emergency.
- Propane is a flammable liquid and a compressed gas. Propane can be easily ignited by high temperatures, sparks or flames.
- Propane is a health hazard and falls in the “explosion” hazard category under federal E2 Regulations. Exposure to high concentrations of propane can result in headaches and other symptoms of the central nervous system, such as nausea and dizziness. Overexposure may lead to vomiting and fatigue; as a worst-case scenario, if oxygen levels are sufficiently reduced, unconsciousness and death can occur.
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. At our Sydney facility, 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 at our Sydney facility, we wish to share the following information with our neighbours.
Irving Oil’s website and social media platforms are the best places to find the latest information about our operations:
In the unlikely event of an emergency on site, 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 facility. It is possible that you may smell an odour; this does not always signify danger.
The Sydney River Volunteer Fire Department and Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office will follow internal protocols in the event of an emergency at this facility. If you become aware of an incident, please call 911. The Sydney River Fire Department can also be contacted at 902.564.9989.
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.