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Title:
Pacific Oil and Refinery of Alberta Ltd. fonds

Date(s):
1943-1945

Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records

History:
Pacific Oil and Refinery of Alberta Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Oil and Refinery of Ontario, was incorporated in Alberta on April 16, 1943. It opened an oil refinery in Lethbridge in 1943, which could handle 1500 barrels of crude oil daily. It drilled two wells, at Del Bonita and Twin River and also held leases in the Taber area. The company was struck from the companies register in 1954.

Custodial History:
These records were salvaged from the Hollinsworth Building, owned by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, before the Bankers Hall project renovations were begun. PORA, or its lawyer, had offices in the building.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of correspondence, financial statements, lease agreements, employee statistics and petroleum production records for Pacific #1 well.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 1984.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/pacificoil.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 6788

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