Oil Sands open pit mining

Title: Oil Sands open pit mining

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Loading huge 240 to 380 tonne trucks using shovels with buckets that hold 100 tonnes, the mine delivers about 500,000 tonnes of oil sand per day to the ore preparation plants.
Keywords
oil sand, truck, heavy hauler, shovel, open pit mining, Fort McMurray, Albeta
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1971 px width by 1997 px height
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300 x 303
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Suncor Energy's Pond 1 in August 2010

In time, we expect this land will become a productive mixed wood forest and wetland environment.

Gloved Hands Holding Oil Sands Bitumen Ore

Oil sand is a mixture of bitumen (a thick, sticky form of crude oil), sand, water and clay.

Oats serve as a cover crop

Oats make a good cover crop for Pond 1 because the tall plants protect the vulnerable young tree and shrub seedlings during their critical first year.

Suncor Energy's Pond 1 in 2002

Pond 1 operated from 1967 to 1997. Dykes were built to create a wider and deeper basin until eventually pond was lifted about 100 metres above the Athabasca River.

Edmonton Refinery landscape

Suncor’s refinery is located in Edmonton, Alberta. With a capacity of 142,000 barrels per day, the refinery runs entirely on oil sands-based feedstocks and produces a high yield of light oils.

Edmonton Refinery

Suncor’s refinery is located in Edmonton, Alberta. With a capacity of 142,000 barrels per day, the refinery runs entirely on oil sands-based feedstocks and produces a high yield of light oils.

Mackay River In Situ Project

The MacKay River project is located 60 km northwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Increased in situ production is a key part of Suncor’s plans to increase bitumen supply while reducing costs and impact on the environment.

Edmonton Refinery

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Suncor’s refinery has a capacity of 142,000 barrels per day; it runs entirely on oil sands-based feedstocks and produces a high yield of light oils.