Our History

Environmental Refuelling Systems Inc. (ERS) grew from Maury Van Vliet’s experience in the aviation fuel business and his desire to apply those standards to the oil patch and mining industries. In October 2005, the company was formed by the three founding members: Maury and sons Todd and Scott. The incredible growth of the company speaks volumes about the management and marketing expertise of Todd and Scott who, from the inception, were responsible for all the day-to-day operations and overall management.

From the initial contract to providing complete project fuel management on the Nexen/OPTI Long Lake Project to the many and varied services provided to owners and contractors operating in the Athabasca Oilsands Region, the ERS model of total fuel management has proven to be a substantial benefit and comfort for those demanding reliability and environmental sensitivity.

From a staff of three in 2005 to over 60 at the peak operating periods in 2008, the explosive growth in return customers  has been driven by the owner's and contractor's needs on site. The decision to take complete responsibility for the fuel supply chain–from modern tanker units to the patent pending fuel storage and dispensing systems to the onsite collection of data allowing for immediate invoicing and reporting–has proven to be a dramatic improvement over the fuel management practices used traditionally. ERS is committed to Complete Fuel Management.