In time, we expect this land will become a productive mixed wood forest and wetland environment.
Oil sand is a mixture of bitumen (a thick, sticky form of crude oil), sand, water and clay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.