Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Suncor Says Syncrude to Ramp Up to Full Production in Early to Mid-September

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Suncor Says Syncrude to Ramp Up to Full Production in Early to Mid-September

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Syncrude to resume full output in September

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CALGARY - Suncor Energy Inc. says production at the Syncrude oilsands complex is expected to ramp up to full production in early to mid-September after a power disruption in June that shut down operations.

The company, which holds a 58.7 per cent stake in the partnership, says a preliminary investigation indicates the disruption was caused by a transformer malfunction the cut power on June 20.

It says power and steam systems have been restored and the assessment and repair for the transformer is underway.

One coker, producing approximately 150,000 barrels per day, is expected to return to service during the second half of July, while a second coker, producing approximately 100,000 bpd, is expected to return to service in August. …

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