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Petroleum & Chemicals

CN serves petroleum and chemical producers throughout Canada and the US, with expertise in such key areas as the Alberta Heartland, the Oils Sands, Eastern Canada as well as the Gulf of Mexico.

Taking the Pressure Off

Let’s face it, managing a fleet and supply chain can be a complex, stressful process. We are all looking at ways to streamline our operations and to make your job easier. We depend on a sound process to provide equipment that is well secured and properly marked to ensure that your product gets to your customer`s door safely and on time.

Our Competitive Advantage

Extended Reach

We are the only railway to have a network that connects to three coasts. We also have extended reach through our connection with short lines, reload centers and intermodal services, allowing us to connect to your customers where ever they may be.

Superior Transit Times

We are a scheduled railway, offering the best car cycle and on time performance in the industry. Allowing you to move more product through your supply chain with fewer assets.


Safety first at CN!

While prioritizing safety, we also emphasize innovation and expedient delivery of customer goods to their final destination. Shipping petroleum products and other chemicals with CN allows our customers to quickly adjust to ever-evolving market conditions

Private Railcar Services

We offer private car fleet management to help keep your equipment moving. When burdened with an excess of railcars, we can assist with storage agreements to help manage your excess equipment.

Customs Brokerage Services

We offer simplified and accelerated customs clearances with a reliable and consistent performance.

Transload and Cargoflo Facilities

We have access to distribution terminals that can help you transfer your commodity from rail to truck and vice versa, allowing you to easily reach out to your customers.

Petroleum and Chemical

Equipment & Innovation

Get the right fit for your product

Petroleum and chemicals are usually shipped in private cars which can be leased through a third party. 

CN puts safety first, and our goal is to be the safest railway in North America. As recent and under development innovation we have launched the CanaPux™ concept; a new environmentally secure and protected way of transporting bitumen or heavy crude. The concept is still in its early days, but this promising, innovative transportation solution has the potential to contribute to economic growth in Canada.​​

Price and Tariffs

Ready to ship?

The first step towards getting your goods to destination is getting a price.

Contact Our Experts

Bernard Lachance
Director of Marketing
Petroleum, Chemicals and Plastics


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Christian Barcelo
Director of Sales and Marketing


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Jason Valliere
Director of Sales and Marketing
Crude and Heavy Refined


Email Jason