Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.

September 28, 2006 00:00 ET

Suncor Energy completes maintenance at Oil Sands facility

Production returns to full capacity

Fort McMurray, Alberta (September 28, 2006) — Suncor Energy today reported the successful completion of maintenance on a coker fractionator at the company's oil sands facility. During the maintenance period, which began September 14, oil sands production was reduced by approximately 40%. Maintenance was substantially completed ahead of schedule on September 24 and production has now returned to full capacity.

Suncor does not currently expect the maintenance outage will impact its annual production target of 260,000 barrels per day. Production targets will be confirmed in the third quarter report to shareholders on October 26, 2006.

This news release contains forward-looking statements identified by the words "target" and "expects" which are based on Suncor's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions made in light of its experiences and the risks, uncertainties and other factors related to its business. Actual events could differ materially as a result of changes to Suncor's plans and the impact of events, risks and uncertainties discussed in Suncor's current annual information form, annual and quarterly reports to shareholders and other documents filed with regulatory authorities.

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 refining operations in Colorado 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.

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

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