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Suncor Energy Responds to Fire at Oil Sands Upgrader

Suncor Energy logo Suncor Energy Inc. responded to a fire at approximately 12 a.m. today at one of the company's two oil sands upgraders (U1) north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The area was immediately secured and all employees and contractors in the area were safely evacuated. The appropriate authorities and regulators have been informed.

Suncor officials are currently assessing damage and will provide an update on scheduling of repairs when the assessment is complete.

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. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Published 09/02/2010

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