Suncor’s Sarnia refinery prepares for start-up of new diesel desulphurization unit

Suncor Energy Products Inc. announced today that the new diesel desulphurization unit at its Sarnia refinery is ready for production.

During the start-up process, increased flaring and noise may be observed. Procedures are in place to ensure a safe start up and eliminate offsite impacts.

The new diesel desulphurization unit is the first phase of a two part expansion and upgrade of the refinery. The second phase of this $800 million project is expected to increase the refinery’s capacity to process synthetic crude oil from Suncor’s oil sands operations in Fort McMurray, Alberta. This second, and final phase of the project is scheduled for completion in 2007.

Suncor is committed to continuously improving its environmental, health and safety performance and to maintaining the quality of life in the Sarnia-Lambton region.

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 281 Sunoco-branded retail and Fleet Fuel cardlock sites and has a 50 per cent joint venture interest in over 200 Pioneer and UPI retail sites. Suncor Energy Products Inc. manufactures, distributes and markets transportation fuels, heating oils and petrochemicals primarily in Ontario. For more information, see the Sunoco website at or

This news release contains a forward-looking statement identified by the words such as “expected”, which is based on Suncor’s current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions made in light of its experiences and the risks, uncertainties and other factors related to its business. Actual events could differ materially as a result of changes to Suncor’s plans and the impact of events, risks and uncertainties discussed in Suncor’s current annual information form, annual and quarterly reports to shareholders and other documents filed with regulatory authorities.

Jason Vaillant
Suncor Energy Products Inc. – Sarnia
(519) 383-3691

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