Suncor's refinery, located in Commerce City, near Denver, is the largest refining operation in the Rocky Mountain region with a capacity of 90,000 barrels per day.
Suncor's Sarnia refinery is designed and operated as a "fuels refinery", with approximately 94% of the products serving as a fuel source.
At the Suncor oil sands plant, bitumen is heated and sent to drums where petroleum coke, the heavy bottom material, is removed.
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.
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.
At the Suncor oil sands mine, huge 240 to 380 tonne trucks deliver about 500,000 tonnes of oil sand per day to the ore preparation plants.