Suncor extends maintenance work on upgrader
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Suncor Energy Inc said on Monday it expects scheduled maintenance work on an upgrader at its Fort McMurray, Alberta, oil sands operation to last longer than the 30-day period it had first forecast.
Suncor spokesman Brad Bellows said the work would continue a few days longer than original expectations, which would have seen the 125,000 barrel per day unit resume operations over the weekend.
Upgraders convert tar-like bitumen from the oil sands into refinery-ready synthetic crude.
(Reporting by Scott Haggett; editing by Rob Wilson)