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18 mai 2006 23h59 HE

Recommendations of Oil Sands Consultation Group accepted

Calgary, Alberta (May 18, 2006) — Recently, the Government of Alberta announced it has accepted all nine recommendations of the Oil Sands Consultation Group, chaired by Mel Knight, MLA for Grande Prairie-Smoky. Suncor Energy's Gord Lambert, vice president, Sustainable Development served on the four-person group as the oil sands industry representative.

Formed in January 2006, the group's mandate was to establish a process that allows Albertans to share their vision and principles for development of Alberta's oil sands.

One key recommendation is to strengthen collaboration and openness of public consultations on oil sands development. This includes establishing a multi-stakeholder committee accountable for the overall consultation process, and a panel to collect public input, especially in the areas of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, Peace River, Athabasca and Cold Lake.

"Participating in this advisory group has been worthwhile, not only because it furthers Suncor's commitment to working with stakeholders to promote sustainable energy development, but because it allowed me to contribute to shaping Alberta's future for generations to come," said Lambert.

The Oil Sands Consultation Group's report and final recommendations are available online at www.environment.gov.ab.ca under "what's new".

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:
Patti Lewis
Suncor Energy Inc.
(403) 205-6796