Co-op Refinery office exterior August 2012. Patrick Book/CJME News
The Co-op Refinery just finished the biggest industrial project in Regina's history.
The $2.66 billion expansion at the refinery is now ready to go. In fact, production has already begun in some units. The refinery is able to process up to 145 thousand barrels of oil a day; a 45 percent increase from pre-expansion.
The five units in the new Section V are responsible for most of these increases.
During the peak of construction, nearly five thousand workers were employed and about five billion dollars in economic activity generated. Over eight hundred people will work there full time now that the expansion is complete.