LOUIS BERGERON Eng., MBA Vice-President, Management of Terminals & Pipeline Saint-Laurent, Valero Highlights: Professional o Awarded "Person of the Year" title in 2012 by the Pipeline Association of Quebec for outstanding management and leadership of the Pipeline Saint-Laurent project. The Pipeline Association of Quebec recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals in the energy sector in Quebec since 1979. o Board Member, IC2 Technologies Social o Chairman, the Legér Foundation (l’Oeuvre Léger), Quebec section o President of fundraising activities, Homeless Recourse (Recours des Sans-Abris) Areas of Expertise: Oil & Gas, Refinery & Pipeline management Strategic Planning and Business Development Project management Career: Vice-President, Management of Terminals & Pipeline Saint-Laurent, Valero, Montréal - since 2012 Vice-President, Business Development & Terminalling Operations, Ultramar, Montréal -2011 -2012 Senior Director, Business Development & Terminalling Operations, Ultramar, Montréal -2003 -2011 Director, Business Development, Ultramar, Montréal, QC - 1996 - 2003 Manager, Business Development, Ultramar, St-Romuald, QC - 1995 - 1996 Project Manager, Ultramar, St-Romuald, QC - 1990 - 1995 Manager, Strategic research, Elf Aquitaine, France - 1988 - 1990 Analyst, Quality & Yields, Ultramar, St-Romuald, QC - 1987 - 1988 Production Planner, Ultramar, St-Romuald, QC - 1985 - 1986 Process Engineer, Shell Canada Limited, Montreal, QC - 1980 - 1985 Education: Chemical Engineer (1980) & MBA (1992) from University of Laval, Quebec City, QC Pipeline Saint-Laurent Project (2005-2012) The Pipeline Saint-Laurent, with a total length of 250 km, provides a direct link between the Jean-Gaulin Ultramar refinery and the Montreal East terminal. It runs along two lines of 735 kV Hydro Quebec approximately 180 kilometers. The pipeline crosses the territory of eight regional county municipalities (RCM) and 32 municipalities. This pipe, with a diameter of 16 inches, has replaced a large number of train’s wagons and coastal vessels between Lévis and Montreal, eliminating 37,000 metric tons per year of emissions of greenhouse gases. The project cost nearly $ 400 million and was completed in late 2012. The Licensing Process took more than five years. Upon obtaining the necessary permits, it is in 2010 that the Board of Directors of Valero gave the green light to the project team Pipeline Saint-Laurent for construction. Deforestation is performed at the end of 2010 and construction of the pipe began in spring 2011. It took 18 months to build the pipeline, which took more than 1.6 million hours of work. Numerous consultations and negotiations with municipalities, RCM, members of the government and the various bodies have contributed to the acceptance of the project by the community. Indeed, the construction of the pipeline required the agreement of the owners and the public in the sectors concerned. Through these efforts, Ultramar managed to negotiate agreements for 99% of the approximately 690 cases involved. The completion of the Pipeline Saint-Laurent is a great achievement for Ultramar. The project has not only met and often exceeded the technical objectives, but mostly it was done in harmony with the surrounding communities. Owners and tenants along the route testify they supported the project because they felt listened to and respected. This open, transparent and respectful approach was the guideline adopted by the management of the project team Pipeline Saint-Laurent and probably was the main success factor. Valero Energy Corporation is a Fortune 500 international manufacturer and a marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products, and power. It is based in San Antonio, Texas, United States. The company owns and operates 16 refineries throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3 million barrels (480,000 m3 ) per day, 10 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.2 billion US gallons (4,500,000 m3 ) per year, and a 50 megawatt wind farm. Valero is also one of the United States' largest retail operators with approximately 6,800 retail and branded wholesale outlets in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, and Texaco brands. Ultramar is an Eastern Canadian gas and home fuel retailer, with head office in Montreal. It was also a Canadian oil refining and marketing company formerly known as Golden Eagle or Aigle d'or. It was a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, an American company that acquired Ultramar's former parent company, Ultramar Diamond Shamrock in 2001. Since May 2013, Ultramar has been a trademark of CST Brands Inc. after it was spun off from Valero. Today, Ultramar operates gas stations and home fuel delivery in Ontario, Quebec, and Eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland). It also operates ValuMax, a cashback program for fuel purchases.
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