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Husky Energy, Inc. history, profile and corporate video

Husky Energy, Inc. is an international integrated energy company. The company operates its business through two segments: Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment includes the exploration for, development, production and marketing of crude oil, bitumen, natural gas and natural gas liquids in Western Canada, China, Indonesia and Greenland. The Downstream segment includes upgrading of heavy crude oil feedstock into synthetic crude oil, refining in Canada of crude oil and marketing of refined petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel, ethanol blended fuels, asphalt and ancillary products, and production of ethanol and refining in the U.S. of primarily crude oil to produce and market gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuels that meet U.S. clean fuels standards. Husky Energy was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

“Husky Energy History

Now a publicly traded Canadian company with global interests, Husky Energy was originally founded in 1938 in Cody, Wyoming, in the United States, as the Husky Refining Company. Its primary founder was Glenn Nielsen. The first refinery was built in Cody, with a second constructed later in Riverton, Wyoming. In 1946, the Riverton refinery was moved to Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada, to take advantage of the expanding asphalt and heavy oil opportunities in the area. A wholly owned subsidiary, Husky Oil and Refining Ltd., was created and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Cody refinery continued operations well into the 1970s, producing primarily asphalt. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, there were periodic rumors floating around Cody that the refinery would be reopened by a variety of different companies. One of the more persistent rumors was the impending purchase and reactivation of the refinery by Flying J.This never happened, however, and the entire refinery was finally razed in the late 1990s.

In 1998 Husky purchased Mohawk Oil, the largest independent chain of filling stations in Western Canada. Mohawk continues as a banner of filling stations within the Husky company.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Wikipedia.org

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