Repairs progressing at Mildred Lake but return to normal delayed to mid-July
Suncor Energy has once again pushed back its forecast for Syncrude's return to normal operation, this time estimating mid-July.
The company says light oil shipments have been reduced to 130,000 bbl/day, down from a previous estimate of 140,000 bbl/day.
The Syncrude facility has been crippled since mid-March after a naphtha leak sparked an explosion at the upgrader. The leak originated from a 6-inch carbon steel line on a naphtha hydrotreater recycle circuit. Damage was isolated to an adjacent piperack.
Syncrude's Mildred Lake upgrader has the capacity to produce 350,000 bbl/day of light sweet crude. Suncor Energy has a 54% stake in the facility, which is currently operated by Imperial Oil.
Suncor says the outage will not affect the company's 2017 production guidance.
SUNCOR ENERGY SUNCOR ENERGY PROVIDES UPDATE ON SYNCRUDE MILDRED LAKE OIL SANDS FACILITY