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

Detailed repair schedule and return-to-service plan has been adopted.


CALGARY — Syncrude’s Mildred Lake oils ands upgrader in northern Alberta is expected to return to full operation by the end of June after a fire sidelined production on March 14.

Suncor Energy, which owns 54% 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% of capacity will begin in early May.

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