Field trip with Midnight Petroleum

High School Field Trip with Midnight Petroleum and Esso

Submitted by Jannell Scott

Jezelle Zatorski helping students identify fossils.

Thanks to Midnight Petroleum, the experiential science class at Diamond Jenness High School in Hay River celebrated the end of the school year with an overnight camping trip to Kakiska. Kakiska is a small yet beautiful area located in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories. The teacher of this class, Kelly Webster organized a trip with her Indigenous students for a day filled with archeology and science. Jezelle Zatorski, Lisa Duncan and I all had the pleasure of engaging with the students and teaching more about archeology, outdoor survival skills and petroleum products.

Diamond Jenness students learn how to set up an excavation site.

We had the opportunity to stay at an Elder’s home and enjoy our fair share of freshly cooked pickerel and assisted the elders in preparing, cleaning and cooking for the class. We even participated in a round of survivor that tested students on some of the content they had learned in class. As a thank you gift, Esso provided fire-starting kits for each of the kids, as well as water bottles, hats and fish hooks.



Students stay hydrated with Esso water bottles.


Thanks to Midnight Petroleum for assisting the group with fuel cards for transportation. It will be an experience that these students will never forget!

Nutrien Ag Solutions attends Ag in Motion

From July 16th to July 18th, Nutrien Ag Solutions participated as a Platinum Sponsor at Ag in Motion (AIM), northwest of Saskatoon. AIM is the largest agricultural tradeshow in Western Canada, with over 30,000 farmers and Ag professionals in attendance.

With plenty of space and an attention-grabbing Esso Diesel Efficient truck on-site, Nutrien Ag Solutions had the opportunity to educate visitors on the solutions they provide. One of the most popular items at the Nutrien Ag Solutions booth were the Esso Diesel Efficient branded seed packets that were handed out to those passing by. Co-branded materials continue to re-enforce the relationship between Nutrien Ag Solutions and Esso. This allowed the Nutrien Ag Solutions team to chat with farmers about their fuel, and how Esso Diesel Efficient could take them further.

“I would like to thank Imperial for the assistance in branding and marketing products for Ag in Motion. The show was a success, with many customers and new leads stopping by. AIM is Western Canada’s largest outdoor farm expo, and our fuel team did a great job promoting our business.” Kathleen Alves, Manager, Prairie Fuels at Nutrien Ag Solutions

“The show continues to grow and having our Esso Diesel Efficient wrapped truck parked near our booth was a great attention grabber. We even had farmers approach us who have been using Diesel Efficient, acting as real-life testimonials in front of others. The customers are happy with the product and recognizing higher returns.” Perry Kutz, Fuel Sales Manager at Nutrien Ag Solution


Artist with a Safety Flair: Neil Flegel


Neil and his lovely wife Lynn hard at work!

In early 2019, Neil Flegel of Dowler Karn had the opportunity to work with Sandy Miller (Workplace Safety and Prevention Services) and Daphne Nicolle (Imperial) to expand and improve Find the Hazards activities promoting the Stop, Think, Act safety message. Neil volunteered to dust off his pencils and markers to assist in recreating the AG interactive poster and creating new ones to educate youth on the dangers associated with everyday activities. With Neil’s ‘man cave’ recently being overtaken by his wife Lynn’s crafting activities… she was drafted to play a part in the development of materials by adding a splash of color. We wanted to thank them both for their hard work in developing these tools, now being used by Progressive AG safety volunteers across Ontario!

Here’s what Neil had to say about the importance of safety:

“There’s an old saying…. ”carefulness costs nothing but carelessness may cost you your life”. At minimum, it may cost you enjoyment of your life while impacting your family and livelihood. For me personally, after having spent most of my career in human resources and management roles, I understand that working smart and focusing on doing things right is just good business. Safety is a mindset and recognizing and eliminating hazards should be second nature. In recent years, I have particularly found enjoyment in presenting the Stop, Think, Act methodology to youth. It is simple and relatable and they seem to embrace it!”

  • Neil Flegel, General Manager at Dowler Karn
  • While Neil also stays busy as a municipal politician, he admits to always having had a fondness for the arts. In his younger days, he pursued many artistic endeavors, including airbrushed T-shirts, graphic design for a successful clothing line (Lemming Wear), and was often known as the class cartoonist. Today, he typically only practices this skill with his nieces and nephews, drawing on napkins or restaurant table placemats.
  • Thanks once again to Neil and Lynn for your commitment to safety in your community

Commercial Credit Adjusters: Here to help

Are you having difficulty collecting receivables?

Perhaps you should ask yourself these questions:

  • Is your customer avoiding contact?
  • Have you received an NSF cheque recently?
  • Are all means of telephone/email contact with your customer now unanswered?

Our company is here to offer expert assistance. Please allow us to introduce ourselves as an approved vendor of Imperial Oil.  (CCA) Commercial Credit Adjusters has been a business partner of Imperial Oil for over 20 years.

We are a full-service Accounts Receivable Management provider focused on helping clients recover past due accounts before they become a bad debt.

CCA provides solutions to organizations across a wide range of industries including oil and gas, agriculture, commercial, financial, government, retail, utility and telecommunications. We offer services in both official languages across Canada.

Established in 1991, CCA has grown to become one of the most respected providers of accounts receivable management services in Canada.  Our success can be attributed in a large part to the valuable business relationships we have developed with many prestigious clients throughout the Credit Industry. CCA has set itself apart in the accounts receivable management industry by striking an ideal balance between powerful collection techniques and trusted customer service practices.

For more information on CCA, visit our website at or contact Joanne McGill in our Marketing Department at 1-866-958-5850 ext 112.

FuelEx: We are getting noticed

“We are breaking down the doors and blowing out the windows.”   Jeff Adams, Account Executive at FuelEx.

FuelEx participated as a Platinum sponsor of the Concrete BC AGM. The Concrete BC Association was formed in 1962 and organizes information and training sessions on a wide range of topics, including basic concrete technology, sustainability, concrete pump operator safety training, and organizational leadership.

Account Executive, Jeff Adams was given the opportunity to take part in the AGM planning committee and coordinate FuelEx’s participation. The FuelEx logo was prominently displayed in a number of ways (both during the event and through pre-event communication) and were also highlighted as a speaker at the event. Jeff was also a speaker at the event.

With an active approach in the association and six appearances on stage, FuelEx has received seven positive leads and continues to drive brand awareness across the province. To continue to communicate its commitment of quality gasoline, diesel and lubricants with an unmatched level of technical knowledge and service, next up are the Vancouver Regional Construction Association Luncheon and the BC Road Builders Association.

Chinook Fuels: Managing Fuel use, at their fingertips

Since 2006, Chinook Fuels has been proudly serving the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and the oil sands region of northern Alberta as an Esso branded reseller and Mobil distributor. Throughout this time, the economy has seen its share of highs and lows. This has prompted many oil sands companies, contractors, and customers of Chinook to reflect on their current business practices and find ways to increase efficiency, reliability, trackability, safety, all while decreasing spending, and unnecessary downtime.

Understanding the challenges Chinook’s customers’ face with managing and tracking fuel, Chinook looked to leverage industry leaders in fuel equipment and management capabilities to find the best solution to meet its needs. This led Chinook to the EKOS (Energy Knowledge Operating System) powered by Gasboy.

The EKOS System is connected to the fuel storage tank cardlock station, and is the only cloud based platform that provides fleet managers with visibility of their fleet, inventory monitoring, fuel management and accurate reporting. You can view which unit and driver are fueling, at what time, and how many liters of fuel is dispensed all on the personalized dashboard. With real time reporting, EKOS assists in reducing admin time, fuel theft, and managing fuel use.

Gasboy also provides additional electronic fuel controllers: the Fuel Truck Controller and the Fuel Point Plus System.

The Fuel Point Plus System, uses secure RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) communication rings which are placed on the fuel tank of each vehicle in the fleet that will be fueling at that cardlock or by fuel truck.

  • The RFID tag enables the card reader on the cardlock or fuel truck dispenser to identify the vehicle, and captures other data, including fuel levels, mileage, and maintenance due.
  • Information collected by the RFID tag is sent directly to the EKOS system and can be seen and managed on the dashboard. This valuable information will enable fleet managers to track and schedule preventative maintenance, in turn, ensuring fleet reliability and decreasing downtime.

Chinook is ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring this technology to the oil sands region and its customers. Chinook is working with Kearl Lake Oilsands cardlock to implement the EKOs – Gasboy system over the course the next 12 months.

Please reach out to Brianne Oke ( for more information on how you can implement a similar system!

Harnois Energies hosts the 37th Annual Classique Richelieu-Harnois Golf Tournament

On June 4th, Harnois Energies hosted their annual Classique Richelieu-Harnois Golf Tournament at the Club de Golf Montcalm in St-Liguori, with funds raised supporting disadvantaged individuals in the greater Lanaudière region.  The foundation was created with the goal of helping those in poverty and encourage youth to develop to their full potential on a financial, academic, cultural, athletic social or emotional levels.

Imperial’s three business lines: commercial fuels, retail fuels and lubricants were proud to come together as a platinum sponsor of the event and support a great cause. The golf tournament raised just over $230,000 with a record breaking $340,000 raised via the silent auction. An impressive amount raised by an impressive group of people!

The 38th annual edition of the tournament is set to tee off on June 2, 2020.

Hello from the Operations Advisors

Hello everyone,

Lori Hillyer
Lori Hillyer
Benoit Daigneault
Benoit Daigneault

We are Lori Hillyer and Benoit Daigneault, operations advisors for Imperial (Lori representing the west and Benoit representing the east).


Our roles are to support you in your efforts to optimize your business in operations and in safety at work. We have a number of exciting programs on the go, including our 3 Star Safety Program, the Eyes of the Driver and the highly anticipated Safety Contest.

With more than 25 years of experience and even more in the industry, we are able to provide you with our expertise in several areas such as;

  • Safe work procedures
  • Product quality management
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Methods of control and verification of business
  • Audit / Site Inspection
  • Inventory
  • Best work practices

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about our programs or how we can assist you further. This is only a partial list, just ask us and we will be happy to support you or direct you to the appropriate reference.

Best Regards,

Lori & Ben

McDougall Energy, one of Canada’s best managed companies!

For the eighth straight year, McDougall Energy has been recognized as one of Canada’s best-managed companies.

Now in its third generation of family ownership, McDougall Energy has grown to become one of the largest distributors of Esso and Mobil products in Canada. The 70-year-old energy company, which is based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., operates in various regions across Canada serving business, residential and retail automotive customers. McDougall Energy continues to expand its business through acquisitions and organic growth initiatives with strategic partners across Canada.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Winners of the 2019 Canada’s Best Managed Companies Award will be honoured in Toronto on April 16, 2019 with a Symposium featuring presentations from some of Canada’s Business Leaders, and on April 17, 2019 at the Annual Awards Gala Dinner and Ceremony.

“It’s an honour to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This is a well-respected award with a rigorous application process, so we consider it a great accomplishment, particularly in requalifying for the eighth consecutive year.

“We try to ensure that employees understand the significance of the achievement and that they are the driving force behind it.  It serves as validation and recognition for all of our employees’ hard work and dedication which we believe supports greater employee satisfaction.  Being recognized publicly and nationally for a job well done, is a great compliment to our employees.”

Ed Charlton, VP of Strategic Planning and Environmental Management, McDougall Energy

Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit 

Introducing the new Field Marketing Advisor

Hello Folks,

My name is Jannell Scott and I have joined the Commercial Marketing Team as your Field Marketing Advisor. Travelling with my predecessor, Daphne Nicolle, I have had the opportunity to meet individuals from several of the resellers. This allowed me to learn more about the network and understand how I can help your business grow through marketing. I am excited to be taking on such an impactful role, and to have the chance to work directly with you.

My first opportunity with Imperial was as a co-op student on the Commercial Marketing Team in the summer of 2018. As the marketing coordinator, I implemented Customer Terminal Days in Canada and the U.S. These events allowed our customers to tour their local terminal and provide feedback about  their experience. This project gave me the opportunity to interact with a number of teams across our value chain, including sales, supply, terminal personnel and our customer service team as well as meet many customers.

I recently graduated from Mount Royal University with a BBA Honors degree in Management and Marketing, and a minor in International Business. My degree provided me the opportunity to work with a number of clients, providing marketing support and guidance in navigating business challenges.  In addition, I have two years of experience in customer relationship management from working with the Calgary Sport and Entertainment Corporation (aka the Calgary Flames).

I look forward to working with you; I am here to support you and your business. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, concerns or opportunities or just to introduce yourself.  I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can over the coming months.


Commercial Field Marketing Advisor

P: 587-476-3939 C: 403-312-5235