These services are dedicated to meeting consumer demand for energy in an environmentally, socially, and economically responsible manner. Imperial Oil is an integrated energy company with operations in exploration, production, refinery, and marketing. Founded in southwestern Ontario in 1880, Imperial now operates coast to coast under household names such as Esso and Mobil. Its wide range of activities includes upstream and downstream operations, petrochemical production, and technological research facilities. Imperial is committed to providing value to customers and shareholders, and pursuing responsible development.