Suncor Assesses Damage from Fire at Oil Sands Upgrager

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Suncor is assessing damage following a fire at one of the company's two oil sands upgraders north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The fire occurred at approximately 10 a.m. December 15 and was extinguished within an hour. There were no injuries and no environmental impacts related to the incident. Appropriate authorities and regulators have been informed.

Preliminary reports show no structural damage to the facility and the company currently expects repairs to take between two and four weeks. During the repair period, production is expected to be reduced by approximately 120,000 to 150,000 barrels per day (bpd). Suncor does not expect the incident to impact 2009 production outlook of between 290,000 and 305,000 bpd.



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