Explore our history.

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RBC and Petro-Canada help Canadians.

Petro-Canada and RBC teamed up so that Canadians can earn more points and save money, helping them move towards what matters most to them. We came together to reinvent how Canadians save on fuel through the Petro-Points program.

DEF or Diesel Exhaust Fluid Bulk Delivery

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).

Our first DEF pump was installed in our Hamilton Petro-Pass™. Since then, our DEF network has grown to over 80 Petro-Pass locations. We're now the largest national on-site DEF network in Canada.

A man carrying the Olympic torch in front of a house with a snowy yard

Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

As the official Oil and Gas Sponsor of these Olympic Games, Suncor provided approximately 25 million litres of fuel into 4,500 cars and 1,400 buses over 17 days.

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Petro-Canada and Suncor merge.

We merged with Suncor to form Canada's leading integrated energy company. As a result, Sunoco locations became Petro-Canada locations.

On-site refuelling.

We introduced on-site equipment and fleet refuelling to our business customers, allowing them increased productivity because their tools are ready to go when they are.

Petro-Canada SuperPass card

SuperPass launches.

Launched in 1998, our Petro‑Canada SuperPassTM  is perfect for small or enterprise fleet management. SuperPass is accepted at 250+ Petro-Pass locations and 1500+ Petro-Canada locations.

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A relationship with A&W.

Petro-Canada’s relationship with A&W first started in 1997 at Sandalwood Parkway in Brampton, Ontario. Today, Petro-Canada is the largest A&W franchisee in Canada with 60 A&W restaurants.


Petro-Points launches.

Our loyalty program, Petro-Points, is one of the largest and best known loyalty programs in Canada.

A Petro-Canada gas station at night, with the canopy lit up

A new look.

We introduced a modern look to all stations – a look that has withstood the test of time.

A man wearing Canadian colours and carrying the Olympic torch through Calgary

Petro-Canada Olympic Torch Relay Legacy Fund and FACE Program.

As sponsor and organizer of the Olympic Torch Relay, we took the Olympic spirit across Canada. In 2006, this fund was renamed the Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE™) Program. This program has supported over 3,000 athletes and coaches.

The Petro-Canada Act is passed.

On July 30, the Petro-Canada Act is passed transferring the government's existing energy assets to the new Crown corporation. Petro-Canada was a product of the world oil crisis in 1973 and 1974.

We began operating in an effort to provide more Canadian control over the domestic oil industry, to ensure Canada would receive its fair share of remote energy resources, and to provide the federal government with a better understanding of the country's oil industry.