Chevron to participate in AOSP expansion

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 27 -- Chevron Canada Ltd. reported it will participate in the 100,000 b/d expansion of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP), operated by Shell Canada Ltd.

At a total cost of $10 billion, the expansion will increase design capacity to more than 255,000 b/d in 2010.

The first phase of expansion includes construction of mining and extraction facilities at the Jackpine Mine, expansion of froth treatment facilities at the existing Muskeg River Mine, and expansion of the Scotford upgrader.

Regulatory approvals are in place for the expansion of Jackpine Mine and Scotford upgrader. A regulatory decision on the expansion of Muskeg River Mine is expected before yearend.

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