07/16/2013 09:47 EDT | Updated 09/15/2013 05:12 EDT

Suncor Oilsands Production Fully Restored Following Restart Of Enbridge Pipeline


CALGARY - Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) said it has fully restored oilsands production, which was disrupted by a precautionary shutdown of an Enbridge regional pipeline system in northern Alberta last month.

Suncor said Tuesday it has been ramping up oilsands output since Enbridge (TSX:ENB) restarted the system earlier this month.

Enbridge shut down its Athabasca and Waupisoo pipelines — a major part of the network that serves Alberta's oilsands — as a precaution after a June 22 spill from a smaller line about 70 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray, Alta.

The pipeline company restored service to some of the regional pipeline system within a few days, but didn't get the affected lines fully operational until July 2.

Suncor said it stored oil it produced to reduce the impact of the disruption and expects full-year production will be within its guidance range for the year.

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