Syncrude says Alberta oil sands mine shut down because of wildfire

Syncrude shuts down extraction at its Aurora bitumen mine

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Syncrude Aurora bitumen mine has been closed down and other Syncrude facilities are operating at minimum levels due to an out-of-control wildfire near Fort McMurray, Alberta.  Syncrude photo.

CALGARY, Alberta, May 6 (Reuters) – The Syncrude oil sands project has completely shut down extraction at its Aurora bitumen mine and is operating other facilities at minimum levels, the result of the Fort McMurray wildfire, Chief Executive Mark Ward said on Friday.

Syncrude in northern Alberta, majority-owned by Suncor Energy, is a mining and upgrading project that produced 315,000 barrels per day in the first quarter. It was on turnaround before the fire broke out, meaning production volumes were already reduced.

(Reporting by Nia Williams; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

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7 Comments on "Syncrude says Alberta oil sands mine shut down because of wildfire"

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  1. William Roy Whiteway Smallwood says:

    If Syncrude is to shutdown then I propose that the NfLb miners return to NfLb. and make synthetic Octane gasoline from the Labrador electricity, Port au Ports’ Calcium CARBONate (limestone) and Hybernias’ Hydro-Chloric acid! After they’re through with Port au Port they can explore all of NfLb. for the extensions of the Port au Port limestone!

  2. William Roy Whiteway Smallwood says:

    If I were a conman would I accept only 60% shares in the corporation created to specifically make Jet Fuel from Limestone, Hydro-Chloric acid and electricity?!?

  3. William Roy Whiteway Smallwood says:

    We can get or electricity from Muskrat Falls when it’s completed and the hydro-electtric power line is taking the power to Nova Scotia in a couple of years!

  4. William Roy Whiteway Smallwood says:

    NfLb has 40% of Muskrat Falls power to use or export to the states!

  5. William Roy Whiteway Smallwood says:

    Gull Island will be developed right after Muskrat Falls!

  6. William Roy Whiteway Smallwood says:

    NfLb can generate DC electricity from offshore Atlantic waves, which we can convert into AC electricity to convert Limestone & Hydro-Chloric acid into synthetic Octane gasoline for export! We’ll market that Jet Fuel as environmental because it carries the minimum of 8 Carbons per molecule and remain a liquid!

  7. William Roy Whiteway Smallwood says:

    Suncor Energy to pay $5,000 – $15,000 for a 40% bite of NovaOGas! NovaOGas will use these funds to have a patent proving experiament to chemically convert 1) 8 Methane gas, 8(C), 2) 8 Calcium Carbonate, 8(CaCO3) and 3) 8 Potassium Carbonate, 8(KCO3), into 1 synthetic Octane gasoline, 1C8! Another 3 ways of making gasoline! What will happen to the future price of oil, gasoline?

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