Suncor Energy Inc.
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Suncor Energy Inc.

October 15, 2009 15:28 ET

Repairs Underway at Suncor Energy Oil Sands Facilities

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2009) - Suncor Energy Inc. reports that repair work following a minor fire at the company's oil sands facilities is underway with completion targeted by the end of October. The fire occurred October 12 during maintenance activities. There were no injuries. 

During the repair period, Suncor's oil sands facilities are expected to continue to operate at reduced rates. The company's annual oil sands production target of 300,000 barrels per day (+5%/-10%) in 2009 remains unchanged.

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including an outlook production range of +5%/-10%, which are based on Suncor's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions and are subject to change. Assumptions are based on management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors related to Suncor's business. Assumptions of the 2009 outlook include implementing reliability and operational efficiency initiatives which we expect to minimize unplanned maintenance in 2009. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied as a result of changes to Suncor's plans and the impact of events, risks and uncertainties discussed in Suncor's most recent quarterly earnings release, current annual information form/form 40-F, annual report to shareholders and other documents filed with Canadian securities commissions at www.sedar.com and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at www.sec.gov.

Suncor Energy Inc. is Canada's premier integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand – a proud National Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

For more information about Suncor Energy Inc. please visit our web site at www.suncor.com.

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