Suncor Energy Inc.
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Suncor Energy Inc.

10 juil. 2006 23h59 HE

Odour potential from Suncor Energy's oil sands operation

Calgary, Alberta (July 10, 2006) — Suncor is informing the public of the potential for odours in the Wood Buffalo region.  Operational issues, compounded by isolated power outages caused by lightening strikes over the past week, have resulted in increased flaring and release of diluent (a light oil product) to Suncor's tailings ponds.

The extent of the odours will depend on atmospheric conditions, such as wind direction and velocity, and air temperature. Suncor has implemented 24-hour air monitoring in the area, including Fort McKay and Fort McMurray. Suncor's oil sands operations are expected to be back to normal early this week.

There are no health impacts expected from these odors. Alberta Environment and local stakeholders have been informed. Concerns about odours may be directed to the Alberta Environment Hotline at 1-800-222-6514.

Suncor Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Suncor's oil sands business, located near Fort McMurray, Alberta, extracts and upgrades oil sands and markets refinery feedstock and diesel fuel, while operations throughout western Canada produce natural gas. Suncor operates a refining and marketing business in Ontario with retail distribution under the Sunoco brand. U.S.A. downstream assets include pipeline and refining operations in Colorado and Wyoming and retail sales in the Denver area under the Phillips 66® brand. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. is an authorized licensee of the Phillips 66® brand and marks in the state of Colorado. Sunoco in Canada is separate and unrelated to Sunoco in the United States, which is owned by Sunoco, Inc. of Philadelphia.

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For more information contact:
Brenda Erskine, Suncor Energy Inc.
(780) 799-6964