Canada’s oil sands can make a positive contribution to meeting global energy demands and Canada’s economy benefits from exports. As Canada’s leading integrated energy company and a long-standing producer in Alberta’s oil sands, we support the development of infrastructure that opens access to new markets and ensures global competitiveness for Canadian resources.
We have an interest in all the major pipelines that are currently proposed and/or approved (Energy East, Keystone XL, Line 3 and TransMountain), but no single pipeline will affect Suncor’s ability to execute our growth plans for the future. And because pipeline projects take several years to develop, approve and construct, it also makes sense for us to tap into rail and marine networks to transport our products.
Key highlights include:
- Enbridge’s Line 9 reversal was commissioned during 2015 with the first delivery of crude to Suncor’s Montreal refinery in December of that year. The reversal provides us with the flexibility to supply our Montreal refinery with a full slate of inland priced crudes.
- In late 2016, the Government of Canada provided approvals for the TransMountain Expansion and Line 3 replacement, while denying the Northern Gateway project application.
- In March 2017, President Trump issued a presidential permit for the Keystone XL project.
- Suncor continues to work with governments, regulators, industry associations and stakeholders in support of market access objectives.
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