Safe Resolution to Demonstration at Suncor's Site
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2009) - Greenpeace activists who entered Suncor's oil sands site north of Fort McMurray left the area yesterday evening under police escort.
"We're happy that we were able to resolve yesterday's events in a safe and peaceful manner," says Steve Williams, Suncor's chief operating officer. "As always, the safety of the people on our site, including the activists, is our number one priority."
"Despite the relatively quick resolution, our goal is always to engage in open dialogue, rather than confrontation," said Williams. "We have a long and demonstrated history of conversing honestly and openly with our stakeholders and working with them to realize opportunities and reach better solutions to the challenges of resource development."
Work with researchers, industry partners, governments and environmental advocates has helped Suncor drive improvements that place the company among Canada's leaders in reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity. Since 1990, Suncor's oil sands emissions intensity has been reduced by nearly half.
While Suncor continues to focus on responsible development of hydrocarbon resources, the company is also among Canada's leading investors in renewable energy, with four wind farms and a biofuels plant. These facilities currently offset nearly 700,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year.
Suncor Energy Inc. is Canada's premier integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand - a proud National Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
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