Suncor Energy to begin planned maintenance activities at Sarnia refinery

    SARNIA, ON, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - Suncor Energy Products Inc. announced today
that planned maintenance activities on parts of the company's Sarnia refinery
are scheduled to begin September 2.
    This maintenance work is expected to take approximately six weeks and
will involve approximately 600 contractors. Suncor expects to meet all
customer supply agreements during the outage.
    Suncor will focus on completing the maintenance work in a safe manner,
while minimizing any impacts on our neighbours 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 help
ensure these disruptions are minimized.
    Suncor is committed to continuously improving its environmental, health
and safety performance and to working to enhance the quality of life in the
Sarnia-Lambton region.

    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", "focus on", "may", "help ensure" 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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