March 29, 2019

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Fire Put Out at Suncor Oil Sands Plant in Alberta
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Company firefighters worked to put out a fire at the Suncor Energy oil sands processing plant in Fort McMurray, AB on Thursday morning, local and international news organizations reported. 

Flames ignited in the site’s U2 upgrader, which processes bitumen into synthetic crude, company officials told several media outlets. The Fort McMurray facility is involved in the extraction and upgrading of oil sands into crude oil products for use in refineries, according to the firm’s website, and produces diesel fuel from mining and in situ production

Suncor spokesperson Erin Rees told Reuters that no injuries occurred during the incident, but would not comment on the impacts of the blaze on production at the site. The firm’s U2 upgrader can produce 240,000 barrels/day.

Flames were extinguished in about two hours by the in-house fire crew, according to coverage by Fort McMurray Today

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