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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.

Rat root grown from seed

Suncor Energy collected rat root seeds from a nearby marsh and grew them in a greenhouse for planting on the marsh on Pond 1.

Cover crop of native grasses and oats

A cover crop of native grasses and oats were planted on Pond 1 as part of its reclamation.

Oil Sands product tanks

Suncor product tanks store refinery-ready feedstock and diesel fuel that is shipped by pipeline to customers in commercial and industrial markets throughout North America.

Oil Sands coker towers

At the Suncor oil sands plant, bitumen is heated and sent to drums where petroleum coke, the heavy bottom material, is removed.

Enbridge/Suncor tank in the oil sands

Suncor product tanks store refinery-ready feedstock and diesel fuel that is shipped by pipeline to customers and commercial and industrial markets throughout North America.

Coker towers and stacks

At the Suncor oil sands plant, bitumen is heated and sent to drums where petroleum coke, the heavy bottom material, is removed. Petroleum coke, similar to coal, is used as a fuel source for the utilities plant.

Extraction separation cell

Suncor's primary extraction plants separate raw bitumen from the sand in giant separation cells.