Suncor Responds to Activists at Oil Sands Site

Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:49pm EDT

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At approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning, activists entered Suncor's oil
sands site north of Fort McMurray. The group, who entered without
authorization, is presently located at a plant on the site that is used
to transport and prepare oil sands ore for further processing. Suncor
staff are working with the activists to ensure the safety of everyone on
the site. Suncor's oil sands facilities continue to operate safely.

    The activists are protesting oil sands development. Although Suncor has
extended the invitation to Greenpeace in the past to discuss their
concerns around energy development, Greenpeace has not contacted Suncor
in relation to their current activities and entry into Suncor's site. 

    For the near term, Suncor's focus is on ensuring the safety and
respectful treatment of activists and employees alike. Suncor continues
to extend its offer to discuss oil sands development with Greenpeace, and
all stakeholders.

    "We have maintained an open door to engage with credible stakeholders who
want to work constructively on improving the environmental performance of
resource development and energy use," said Steve Williams, chief
operating officer of Suncor. 

    Work with researchers, industry partners, governments and environmental
advocates has helped Suncor drive improvements that place the company
among Canada's leaders in reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity.
Since 1990, Suncor's oil sands emissions intensity has been reduced by
nearly half and the company continues to look at further improvements to
energy efficiency at its oil sands and refining operations. It is also
among Canada's leading investors in renewable energy, with four wind
farms and a biofuels plant. These facilities currently offset nearly
700,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year.

    More information about Suncor's environmental performance related to air,
land and water, our investment in communities and economic benefits is
available in Suncor's Report on Sustainability, online at .

    For more information about Suncor Energy Inc. please visit our web site

Media inquiries:
Sneh Seetal, Suncor Energy Inc.
(403) 296-6034

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