Suncor upgrader gets unplanned maintenance

Suncor Energy expects one of its two bitumen upgraders in Fort McMurray, Alta., to be offline for 3-5 weeks while it conducts unplanned maintenance related to fractionator performance.

It projects oil sands production during the period at 140,000 b/d. Its Fort McMurray upgrading facilities can produce 350,000 b/d of synthetic crude oil.

Suncor reported average oil sands production last year of 304,700 b/d.

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