Rocky Mountain Project Description
Today in the U.S., more than two-thirds of all energy products are moved via pipeline – due to improved safety, efficiency and reliability – versus other means of transportation. Pipelines are also an important means of transporting energy products for Suncor’s business.
Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc., operates crude oil pipeline systems from Guernsey, WY to Commerce City, CO. Suncor currently transports crude oil via pipeline to the Suncor refinery, where it is refined into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel for Denver International Airport, asphalt for Colorado’s roads and highways and other petroleum products for the region's citizens.
Refining locally keeps the cost of fuel lower in Colorado. Installation of a new crude oil pipeline as part of the Rocky Mountain Pipeline Project will ensure a reliable and consistent source of crude supply from storage facilities located in Cheyenne to Suncor’s refinery located in Commerce City, CO, in order to enable the efficient delivery of gasoline and other petroleum products to consumers in Colorado. The project also reduces truck deliveries of crude oil to the refinery.
- 12 miles of new pipeline was completed from Cheyenne, WY to northern Colorado in 2010
- 32 miles of the new pipeline connecting Fort Lupton to Commerce City; this section was completed in 2016
- Construction of 10 miles between Platteville and Suncor’s facility north of Fort Lupton, CO is expected to be completed in 2018
Safety at Suncor is a part of who we are and what we do. It guides everything we do and all parts of our business. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has the primary authority to regulate interstate pipelines under established laws and statutes. This authority includes construction, operation, maintenance, integrity management and response plans for the pipeline.