1970s to 1980s - New Markets

As Gibson grows, it diversifies its operations and infrastructure base.

1970

1970

Gibson continues to diversify in all areas of service: marketing, storage, pipelines and transportation. The company name changes to Gibson Petroleum Company Ltd.

1971

1971

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.

1980

1980

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.

1980

1980

Gibson's truck transportation operations continue to thrive with further expansion into Alberta and Saskatchewan.

1982

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.

1988

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.