Suncor Sarnia Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Suncor
  • Website:
  • Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
  • Capacity: 3.5 million tons/annum & 70,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • Suncor Sarnia Refinery is a small but complex refinery with a very high refining depth, which processes a large proportion of syncrude.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Hydrocracker
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Alkylation Unit
  • Diesel desulphurization unit
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery processes synthetic crude, produced from Suncor's oil sands operations.

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, kerosene, jet, and diesel fuels

Ongoing Projects

  • In 2007, an upgrading project was completed, enabling clean fuels production and utilisation of Suncor's oil sands crudes

Other Information

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  • 2004 - Air products awarded contract for hydrogen unit
  • The refinery starts production of ULSD
  • 2007 - Major upgrade project completed

Relevant Links

  1. Suncor Energy announces a clean start for diesel fuel
  2. Suncor Energy's Sarnia refinery completes project to improve environmental performance and strengthen integration with oil sands operation
  3. Suncor Energy begins planned maintenance activities at Sarnia refinery
  4. Air Products Canada to Build Hydrogen Plant in Sarnia, Ontario to Supply Suncor and Shell Refineries

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