Suncor Energy Responds to Fire at Oil Sands Operation

Suncor Energy Inc. is responding to a fire at its oil sands facility, which started at approximately 9:15 a.m. MT today. The fire is located in Upgrader 2, a portion of the plant that converts bitumen into crude oil products.

No injuries have been reported. Currently, oil production at the facility is operating at about 110,000 barrels per day (bpd). It is not yet known when production will resume to full rates of about 225,000 bpd. Suncor's first priority is to safely extinguish the fire.

Regulatory agencies, including Alberta Environment have been notified.