Canadian Natural Resources Limited
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Canadian Natural Resources Limited

March 20, 2009 05:02 ET

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces First Shipment of Synthetic Crude Oil From Horizon

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 20, 2009) - Canadian Natural Resources Limited ("Canadian Natural") (TSX:CNQ) (NYSE:CNQ) is pleased to provide an update on Horizon Oil Sands ("Horizon").

On March 18th, 2009, Canadian Natural commenced first shipment of synthetic crude oil from Horizon to the sales pipeline. This is the next major milestone achieved by Canadian Natural after previously announcing first production of synthetic crude oil on February 28, 2009. Horizon is located 70 kilometers north of Fort McMurray and includes a surface oil sands mining and bitumen extraction plant with on-site bitumen upgrading and associated infrastructure to produce synthetic crude oil.

Canadian Natural is a senior oil and natural gas production company, with continuing operations in its core areas located in Western Canada, the U.K. portion of the North Sea and Offshore West Africa.

Certain information regarding the Company contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. Such statements are subject to known or unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited
    Allan P. Markin
    Chairman
    (403) 514-7777
    (403) 514-7888 (FAX)
    or
    Canadian Natural Resources Limited
    John G. Langille
    Vice-Chairman
    (403) 514-7777
    (403) 514-7888 (FAX)
    or
    Canadian Natural Resources Limited
    Steve W. Laut
    President and Chief Operating Officer
    (403) 514-7777
    (403) 514-7888 (FAX)
    or
    Canadian Natural Resources Limited
    Douglas A. Proll
    Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President, Finance
    (403) 514-7777
    (403) 514-7888 (FAX)
    or
    Canadian Natural Resources Limited
    Corey B. Bieber
    Vice-President, Finance & Investor Relations
    (403) 514-7777
    (403) 514-7888 (FAX)
    or
    Canadian Natural Resources Limited
    2500, 855 - 2nd Street S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2P 4J8
    Email: ir@cnrl.com
    Website: www.cnrl.com