October 10, 2008

Suncor Reports 235,000bpd Production From Oil Sands in September

Canada-based Suncor Energy has reported that production at its oil sands facility during September 2008 averaged approximately 235,000 barrels per day.

Year-to-date oil sands production at the end of September averaged approximately 223,000 barrels per day (bpd). Suncor is targeting average oil sands production of 240,000bpd to 250,000bpd in 2008.

During the previous two months, proportion of sweet low-sulfur crude oil products was lower than planned due to an unscheduled shutdown of a plant which supplies a portion of the hydrogen used to remove sulfur from synthetic crude oil and diesel fuel. Repairs to the plant have been completed and startup preparations are underway.