Important green house gas offsetting program at the Suncor Energy refinery in
Pointe-aux-Trembles: A tree plantation initiative in partnership with Joseph
Élie Ltd.

MONTREAL, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Suncor Energy and Joseph Élie ltd are happy to announce the planting of 350 trees and bushes at the Pointe-aux-Trembles refinery, along the Metropolitan service road and on Saint Jean-Baptiste Boulevard.

"We respect the promise we made to our customers", says Roland Proulx, General Manager of Joseph Élie, "to plant a tree with the purchase of an Energy Star Heating oil furnace. The refinery seemed like a logical and ideal place, not only to improve the visual environment but also to offset green house gases."

A tree planting ceremony was held at 10 am on October 1st, 2009 along Metropolitan Boulevard with Suncor Energy, Joseph Élie, municipal and, due to Suncor's community involvement, members of Les Scouts du Montréal métropolitain.

The Suncor (formally Petro-Canada) refinery in Pointes-aux-Trembles employs more than 380 workers and processes 130,000 barrels of heavy oil a day. "We are proud to join forces with Joseph Élie for this project that fits perfectly within Montreal's sustainable development plan. Furthermore this project targets a lowering of green house gases emissions and a reduction of urban heat islands," says Bruno Francoeur, the refinery Vice-President.

About Suncor

Suncor Energy Inc. is Canada's premier integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand - a proud National Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges (symbol: SU).

About Joseph Élie Ltd

Joseph Élie Ltd is the oldest distributor or heating oil in Québec and the largest heating company owned by Petro-Canada in the country. Established in 1893 by Mr. Joseph Élie, who was then only 19 years old, the business was little more than a lumberyard where Joseph sold coal and firewood. In 1926, with the emergence of the fuel product industry, Joseph Élie began importing oil. Over the years, Joseph Élie Ltd became a prosperous family business. Gaston Élie sold the company to a Belgian firm called Petrofina before being finally acquired by Petro-Canada. Today Joseph Élie provides residential, commercial and industrial clients of the Greater Montreal with quality products while proposing the latest energy efficiency solutions.

SOURCE Suncor Energy Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media inquiry: Sneh Seetal, (403) 296-6034; Hélène Tomlinson, (514) 285-1150

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