Repairs underway after ‘minor’ fire at Suncor’s oilsands upgrader

Suncor Energy Inc. says a minor fire has damaged one of the company’s two oilsands upgraders north of Fort McMurray.

FORT McMURRAY — Suncor Energy Inc. says a minor fire has damaged one of the company’s two oilsands upgraders north of Fort McMurray.

A news release issued by the company says the fire happened about 3 a.m. Monday during maintenance work on the plant.

Suncor (TSX:SU) says no one was injured and there was “no apparent environmental impact.”

The company says repairs were underway and it was trying to figure out how long they would take.

No one at Suncor could be reached for comment.

Suncor is Canada’s largest oil and gas company in the wake of its takeover of Petro-Canada Inc. this summer. It operates oilsands businesses, natural gas operations and has other oil and gas interests around the world.

The company also owns refineries and a string of gasoline stations under the Sunoco and Petro-Canada brands in Western and Eastern Canada.

Suncor also operates a refinery in the Denver area of the Rocky Mountain U.S. states, where it owns 46 Phillips 66 branded stations.

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