SARNIA, ON, April 24 /CNW/ - Suncor Energy Products Inc. announced today
the schedule for planned maintenance activities at the company's Sarnia
refinery in 2007.
Maintenance on the refinery's alkylation and catcracker units is planned
to begin April 25. This work is expected to be completed in June, including
shutdown and start-up.
In addition, the refinery's hydrocracker unit is scheduled to be shut
down for approximately eight weeks beginning in August to complete
modifications designed to enable the refinery to process sour crude oil from
the company's oil sands operation.
Suncor will focus on completing the maintenance work in a safe manner
while minimizing any impacts on our neighbours, customers and the environment.
Although this maintenance work may result in an increase in flaring, noise and
traffic related to Suncor's operations, necessary precautions have been taken
to ensure these disruptions are kept to a minimum.
These activities will result in partial outages of refinery equipment.
Suncor has made the necessary supply preparations and expects all customer
supply agreements will be met. Portions of the refinery are planned to
continue production through the various shutdown periods.
Suncor is committed to continuously improving its environmental, health
and safety performance and to working to enhance the quality of life in the
This news release contains forward-looking statements that address goals,
expectations or projections about the future. These statements are based on
Suncor's current goals, expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions,
as well as its current budgets and plans for capital expenditures. Some of the
forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "planned,"
"expected," scheduled," "focus" "may" and similar expressions. These
statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could
differ materially, as a result of factors, risks and uncertainties, known and
unknown, to which Suncor's business is subject. Further discussion of the
risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect these plans, and any
actual results, is included in Suncor's annual report to shareholders and
other documents filed with regulatory authorities.
Suncor Energy Products Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy
Inc., an integrated energy company. In addition to a refinery in Sarnia,
Suncor Energy Products has a network of more than 300 Sunoco-branded retail
and Fleet Fuel cardlock sites and has a 50 per cent joint venture interest in
more than 200 Pioneer and UPI retail sites. Suncor Energy Products Inc.
manufactures, distributes and markets transportation fuels, heating oils and
petrochemicals primarily in Ontario. Sunoco in Canada is separate and
unrelated to Sunoco in the United States, which is owned by Sunoco, Inc. of
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For further information: Jason Vaillant, (519) 383-3691