An Industry Leader  |  Mission, Vision & Values  |  Leadership History

An Industry Leader

For nearly 100 years, Kildair has been providing superior customer experiences.


As a leader in the specialized heavy fuel oil and liquid asphalt industry, Kildair offers a wide range of personalized products and services. We work with our customers to provide customized solutions to their business challenges and act as their partner in energy. Our goal is to consistently exceed expectations and earn trust and business with every interaction.

Kildair operates a state-of-the-art oil terminal in Sorel-Tracy, Québec. The majority of the tank farm is dedicated to heavy oil products. We also store distillates and have the capacity to store crude oil.

Kildair operates year-round and has a seaway, rail car and truck rack capacity to serve its different customers from the Eastern Canada and Northeast United States.

Kildair's terminal is strategically located along the St-Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City. This allows us access to the Great Lakes.

Kildair is active in storing and handling products for customers in the refining industry, but also markets products in the asphalt, marine and land bunker segments.

At Kildair, we take pride in delivering excellent service by adhering to rigorous processes ensuring the utmost quality and efficiency. We also aim to minimize our impact on the environment and community where we live and work.

As such, Kildair is proud of its quality and environmental management systems which complies with international standards ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015.
In addition, Kildair is also C-TPAT and PIP certified.

Kildair is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprague Resources LP, a diversified refined products, natural gas, and materials handling business founded in 1870 with operations throughout the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada (through its Kildair operations). Learn more at www.spragueenergy.com.


Kildair takes pride in its material handling capabilities and its capacity to deliver high quality marine products, specialized heavy fuel oil blends and multiple liquid asphalt grades. Kildair strives to continually improve its products and services.


Kildair’s versatile and dedicated team, large storage capacity, superior quality products, high-tech petroleum facilities, sophisticated laboratory, various access to modes of transport and strategic geographic location together allow us to deliver superior customer service.


Through the years, the company has succeeded in becoming a leader in both the petroleum and transport sectors. Its professional and experienced team has created a reputation as a very reliable and customer centric company that always offers its customers a wide range of quality products and services.

Mission, Vision & Values

Kildair’s mission consists of:
 
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Offering consistent quality products
  • Focusing on continuous improvement
  • Achieving superior results

Our success relies on four values representing the pillars of our company. They are:

Operating with integrity (Integrity)

Integrity is at the core of our business. We respect our engagements, abide by all applicable rules in our industry, and demonstrate transparency in conducting our business. To that effect, our employees must adhere to these expectations while engaging in our business activities. We believe that integrity makes us a worthy and trusted partner.

Investing in our employees (People)

Kildair strives to offer a healthy, respectful, stimulating and rewarding work environment. To achieve this, we ask for everyone’s collaboration, commitment and individual development. We seek to promote individuals committed to team success and exceptional customer experiences.

Innovation

Innovation has always been a key factor of the company’s success. We encourage ideas to help us generate more value, improve processes, and enhance operational performance, all in an effort to delivery better and safer services and products. Employees are welcome to freely express all ideas so they can be discussed and evaluated.

Safety

Kildair conducts its business with the highest standards of safety and security. It is important not to compromise the security of our employees, partners, communities or operations. Our activities are conducted in compliance with laws and regulations.

Accident and incident prevention is a constant priority. Risks and improvement opportunities are consistently evaluated in order to improve the safety of our operations and activities. It is very important to offer a healthy and safe working environment for our employees and to inform them of the risks associated with their workplace. We regularly train our employees to hold them accountable to ensure the adoption of desired behaviors on our premises but also on our customers sites.


 

Leadership


Jacques Ferraro
President and General Manager

Mr. Ferraro joined the Kildair team in January 2013 as Vice-President, Finance and Administration, a role he brilliantly assumed until his appointment in September 2023. Through his leadership, sound financial management and business skills, Mr. Ferraro has played a key role in the strategic development of the organization. Together with the management team and the support of our employees and partners, he greatly contributed to maximizing the capabilities of our terminal that allowed us to meet both the specific and diverse needs of our customers, both in the refined products sector and in our ability and efficiency of handling a wide range of petroleum products which has been particularly observed through our expansion in the marine fuels sector.

Prior to joining Kildair, Mr. Ferraro held financial management roles in major public companies, including Canadian National and CAE. He began his career in 1988 as an auditor at Ernst & Young, a role he held for 4 years. Mr. Ferraro obtained a BA in Business Administration from McGill University (1989), followed by a Master’s degree in Economics from Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal (1994), during which time he obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Mr. Ferraro is a very committed individual and has been actively involved for over 20 years as a founding member of the Montreal Thoracic Surgery Research Foundation.



Marc Lemay
Human Resources and Transport Director

Over the last 25 years, Marc has acquired a vast expertise in human resources management and labour relations. This includes putting together solutions relative to work organization, establishing strategies in the health and safety at work area, elaborating training programs and the implementation of policies and initiatives to support employee engagement. Through his role, he contributes to reinforce performance levels of the organization through partnerships, collaborations and by nurturing a systemic approach in seeking solutions. Since 2013, Marc also leads the transportation division activities (Wintergreen Transport ULC) whose mandate it is to offer a dedicated transportation service for a customer in the pulp and paper segment as well as securing the supply and delivery for our petroleum products customers.
 

History


1929 - Kildair started by specializing in road transportation via Delangis Express.

1966 - Over the course of many years and generations the company expanded. In 1966, it acquired Kildair Service which specialized in regional transportation and soon thereafter focused its operations on trucks and semi-trailers leasing.

1980's - During the 1980s, Kildair diversified into the sale and transportation of petroleum products. This decade also marked the company’s expansion into general transportation. Wintergreen Transport Corporation Ltd was acquired in 1986 and the business now operates a fleet of 250 vehicles allowing Kildair to provide an effective and reliable complementary transportation service.  

1988 - Kildair acquired from Hydro-Quebec a 108,000 square foot land property comprised of 3 tanks, buildings, two rail tracks, pipelines and an access right to their private dock.

1995-2001 Expansion at the terminal of 4 tanks ( park C)  for an additional storage capacity of 1 M barrels and introduction to the paving asphalt market.

2002 - Addition of the polymerisation plant for the production of modified liquid asphalt and construction of the quality control lab.

2007 - Kildair entered into a partnership when Sprague acquired 50% of the company.

2011 - Kildair acquired assets from Hydro-Québec in Sorel-Tracy, including seven storage tanks with 210,000 barrels of storage capacity each and a dock on the St-Lawrence Seaway increasing its storage capacity by 1.5 million barrels.

2012 - Sprague purchased the outstanding 50% of the company, resulting in 100% ownership.

2013 - Kildair entered into a long-term contract with a major integrated oil company for crude oil handling and storage utilizing the recently acquired Hydro-Quebec assets.

2014 - Kildair starts its operation of crude oil handling and storage.  Meanwhile, Sprague became a publicly traded Master Limited Partnership (MLP)  (NYSE: SRLP) and Kildair became an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprague Resources LP.

2016 - Kildair invests in its tank farm by adapting and securing four 200k barrels tanks in order to obtain a license to store clean products, namely distillates. A membrane was installed to secure the premises in case of a spill. This investment provided Kildair with a greater capacity to become an active and competitive entity in the marine bunkering business.

2022 - Hartree Partners LP, a well-established global energy and commodities trading firm, after acquiring a majority of Sprague shares in 2021 through the purchase of the Axel Johnson Inc. shares, completed the Sprague/Kildair acquisition process by buying the remaining balance of public shares. After that transaction, Hartree opted to delist Sprague Energy and Kildair from the New York Stock Exchange. As a result, they became private companies again.


Kildair has grown from local transportation into a company specializing in the production, distribution and storage of heavy fuel, liquid asphalt and crude oil.