Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.

December 11, 2008 00:00 ET

Suncor Energy helps make roadways safer for motorists

Fort McMurray, Alberta (December 11, 2008) — Suncor Energy is pleased to announce that the new Highway 63 interchange will open on Saturday, December 13 at noon.  The interchange, located 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, is designed to improve highway safety in the area during the construction and operation of the company's new Voyageur upgrader, part of its planned $20.6 billion oil sands expansion.

"We wanted to find a way to make highway traffic in the area safer for all motorists," says Kirk Bailey, Suncor Energy Oil Sands vice president. "This new interchange is designed to allow through traffic to maintain the posted speed. Ramp access to and from our site is expected to improve intersection safety. We sincerely thank motorists and businesses in the area for their patience during construction. "

In April of 2008, Suncor and the Province of Alberta announced an agreement for the construction and maintenance of the interchange. Under terms of the agreement, Suncor paid for and constructed the interchange, and transfer to the government is targeted for June 2009. 

This news release contains forward-looking statements identified by the words "planned", "designed", "expected", "targeted" and similar expressions that address expectations or projections about the future. Forward-looking statements are based on Suncor's current goals, expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions made in light of its experiences and the risks, uncertainties and other factors related to its business. Assumptions used to develop our outlook are based on year-to-date performance and management's best estimates for the remainder of the year. 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 current annual information form/form 40-F, annual and quarterly reports to shareholders and other documents filed with Canadian securities commissions at and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at

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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