Full production expected at Syncrude by the end of June after fire

by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 19, 2017 5:04 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Full production expected at Syncrude by the end of June after fire repairs CALGARY – Syncrude’s Mildred Lake oilsands upgrader in northern Alberta is expected to return to full operation by the end of June after production was sidelined by a fire on March 14.Suncor Energy (TSX:SU), which owns 54 per cent of Syncrude, says in a statement that a detailed repair schedule and return-to-service plan has been adopted that will allow the facility to complete repairs as well as planned maintenance.It says the plant, which has a maximum capacity of about 350,000 barrels per day, is operating at reduced rates, without being specific.Suncor says fire damage was largely isolated to a piperack adjacent to the hydrotreater. One employee was hospitalized for injuries.The company says pipeline shipments at about 50 per cent of capacity will begin in early May. read more

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