Hunting PLC, a British company, sees an opportunity in Canada’s burgeoning oil and gas industry. It creates Gibson Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd., to move and market crude oil, and becomes one of Canada’s first midstream companies. That year, Gibson makes its first shipment sale to the British American Oil Company - 366 barrels of crude oil for $673.55. Throughout the 50s, Gibson expands into trucking, rail cars and pipelines to move crude oil throughout Western Canada.
Gibson turns its attention to Hardisty, Alberta, and builds a gathering pipeline system to serve the Bellshill Lake and Thompson Lake fields. That same year, it adds two 20,000-barrel tanks at Hardisty to collect and move oil from Western Canada to the east. Gibson is the first company to construct storage tanks at Hardisty.
In 1961, Gibson builds terminals in Edmonton, Alberta with a modest storage capacity of 5000 barrels. The Bow River pipeline ties in to the Hardisty terminal; it is the first trunk line outlet for southeastern Alberta crude oil. By the mid-60s, Gibson's Hardisty facility pumps over a million barrels of crude annually into transmission lines destined for refineries in Eastern Canada and the U.S.

In 1969, Gibson acquires its first two insulated semi-trailers to haul heavy crude. The big yellow trucks become synonymous with Gibson.
Gibson continues to diversify in all areas of service: marketing, storage, pipelines and transportation. The company name changes to Gibson Petroleum Company Ltd in 1970. Within a year, Gibson enters the ‘road oil’ market, mixing crude oil and gravel. The product is used throughout Alberta for road maintenance and dust control. Gibson later enters the asphalt hauling market.

By the end of the 70s, Gibson grows its infrastructure base. Storage capacity at the Hardisty terminal exceeds 900,000 barrels and its Edmonton operations include rail car loading and a trailer repair shop. Gibson's truck transportation operations continue to thrive with further expansion into Alberta and Saskatchewan.
In 1982, Gibson builds its first fractionation plant at Hardisty, to process NGLs. Volumes increase, and the plant expands its capacity to 5,000 barrels per day.

In 1988, Gibson enters into the retail propane business with the purchase of James Propane, followed by the acquisition of Canwest Propane in 1990. Gibson later enters the wholesale propane distribution and marketing business with facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, Montana, North Dakota and Washington.
1990s to Early 2000s
In 1995, Storage capacity exceeds 1 million barrels at Hardisty.

In 2002, Gibson purchases a refinery in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, expands it to year-round operations and later adds paving and roofing flux asphalt and wellsite fluids to its product list. That year, Gibson Petroleum Company changes its name to Gibson Energy Ltd. and marks the occasion with a new logo.
Expansion begins at Gibson Energy’s Edmonton terminal. With a strategic foothold at this emerging energy hub, Gibson’s is well positioned to accept growing volumes from producers.

In 2008, Riverstone Holdings acquires Gibson Energy from Hunting PLC. Gibsons enters into the environmental services business to complement its existing portfolio of businesses in western Canada.

In 2010, Gibson Energy grows its North American footprint with the acquisition of a crude oil transportation, logistics, and NGL marketing business in the United States.
2011 to 2012
In 2011, Gibson Energy goes public with a $500 million initial public offering and begins trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “GEI.”

In 2012, Gibson Energy acquires a U.S. oilfield services company for $445 million - the largest purchase in the company’s history.
2013 to 2017
Gibson Energy partners with USD Group to become the only company at Hardisty with the flexibility to move Western Canadian energy products by unit train. Canwest Propane expands its footprint into Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and the Northwest Territories.

In 2016, Total storage capacity at Hardisty and Edmonton nearly hit the 10 million barrel mark. A new trucking facility opens in Edmonton to consolidate and optimize Canadian trucking operations. Over the next few years, Gibson Energy refocuses the business on midstream infrastructure.
2018 to 2019
Gibson Energy announced the sale of its U.S. energy services businesses. Later that year, Gibson secured an additional $200 million of growth capital opportunities, consisting of the sanction of one million barrels of new tankage at the Hardisty Terminal, the expansion of the Moose Jaw Facility and the acceleration of the U.S. strategy through the extension of the Pyote gathering system.

In 2019, Gibson Energy completed the sale of its Canadian truck transportation businesses to Trimac, successfully completing all non-core divestitures.
In 2020, Gibson Energy published the inaugural Sustainability Report, completed an inaugural CDP submission and established a Sustainability & ESG Board Committee. Also that year, Gibson announced the largest donation in the company's history of $1 million towards youth mental health support.
COVID-19 Pandemic
Gibson Energy safely operated throughout the global economic and health crisis. Gibson was committed to the health and well-being of employees, stakeholders and the communities it operates, implementing a nimble COVID-19 response and adjusting safety protocols accordingly.
2021 to 2022
In 2021, Gibson Energy sanctioned the BioFuels Blending Project and continued to build on sustainability leadership through the closing of a sustainability-linked credit facility. Later that year, Gibson announced a Net Zero by 2050 target. The DRU was declared fully operational near the end of the year, providing an innovative, scalable market access solution throughout North America.

Gibson released its second Sustainability Report in 2022, showcasing its sustainability journey progress.
Gibson Energy celebrated a significant milestone of 70 years of connecting energy in 2023.

Gibson acquired South Texas Gateway Terminal, a newly built high-quality crude oil export facility, operating a deep-water, open access marine terminal in Ingleside, Texas at the mouth of the Corpus Christi Bay. STGT is a state-of-the-art facility designed to efficiently handle Permian crude exports at the lowest cost to shippers. The terminal is the second largest U.S crude oil export terminal by capacity.

Gibson entered a 15-year renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) with Capstone Infrastructure Corporation and Sawridge First Nation's Buffalo Atlee 2 and 4 wind farms. With a combined nameplate capacity of 26 MW, the agreement is poised to fulfill more than 50% of Gibson's electricity requirements and offset 300,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. This strategic collaboration underscores Gibson's dedication to its Net Zero commitment.