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Fire damages Canadian Syncrude equipment, forces firm to halt production – Mining.com

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2015329 Views

August 31, 2015

Canadian Oil Sands (TSX:COS), the main owner of the giant Syncrude oil sands project, has halted production after the fire that damaged equipment at its synthetic crude oil processing facility in northern Alberta.

The company said the fire, which happened early Saturday and was extinguished without any injuries, affected pipes connected to a water treatment unit at Syncrude’s heavy oil upgrader on the site of its Mildred Lake oil sands surface mine. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

The operation is a 326,000 barrel-per-day mining and upgrading project, where oil sands bitumen is upgraded into refinery-ready synthetic crude.

Read More: http://www.mining.com/fire-damages-canadian-syncrude-equipment-forces-firm-to-halt-production/

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