Canadian Mining Journal


Syncrude Canada Oil Sands Operation


  • OILSANDS: Alberta developing rules for release of process water

    January 21, 2020 by Deborah Jaremko

    Following the lead of the federal government, Alberta is undertaking a major re-scoping of work with the goal to establish rules to allow for release of process-affected water back into the Athabasca River from any oilsands mine by 2023. Up

  • News

    OIL SANDS: Suncor restarts production

    May 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FORT McMURRAY, Alberta – Suncor Energy began the safe and staged restart of its oil sands operations late last week with the first bitumen production from the Firebag in situ facility. Start-up activities were also underway at the base plant

  • OIL SANDS: Herons dead at Syncrude site

    August 11, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – The Alberta Energy Regulator issued an environmental protection order to Syncrude Canada on Aug. 11 after 29 blue herons were found dead at the company’s Mildred Lake site near Fort McMurray.

  • Feature

    Top 40: Not Much has Changed

    August 1, 2014 by Marilyn Scales

    This is the time of year we at CMJ pause to examine how Canada’s mining companies performed during the previous year. We start by poring through year-end 2013 results from twice as many companies as will make the list in an effort not to…

  • AWARDS: Inaugural TSM honours go to Syncrude and IamGold

    May 13, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – The Mining Association of Canada presented the first ever Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) awards to Syncrude Canada and IamGold Corp. The winners were acknowledged for their innovative projects that raise the bar for…

  • News

    PERSPECTIVE: Consulting the public

    October 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Public consultation goes on all the time concerning mining projects, usually when comments are solicited on the environmental impact statement for a particular project. The EIS is usually complete, and the project owner has spent a considerable…

  • TAILINGS RETREATMENT – Heavy minerals pilot plant up and running

    October 8, 2006 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Toronto-based TITANIUM CORP. has commissioned its heavy minerals pilot plant. The plant is designed to re…

  • NOXIOUS ODOUR – Syncrude shuts down new coker

    June 4, 2006 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Almost as soon as SYNCRUDE started up its Stage 3 expansion north of Fort McMurray, it was forced to shut…

  • WATER LEAK – Syncrude mops up spill

    April 30, 2006 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHERN ALBERTA – SYNCRUDE CANADA reports that it has successfully contained a leak of recycled water in a pipelin…

  • News

    INNOVATION AWARD – Oil sands equipment

    November 9, 2005 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CALGARY – The CANADIAN AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL gave an award of merit to SYNCRUDE, CATERPILLAR and FINNING (CANAD…

  • DOING SOME DIGGING – Pollution’s dirty dozen

    October 19, 2005 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Sad to say, but minerals producers occupy six of the 12 spots on the “Dirty Dozen Air Polluters” list released earl…

  • Feature

    Other oil sands news…

    August 1, 2005 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Oil has been produced from Canadian oil sands since 1967 with the start-up of Suncor, followed by Syncrude in 1978 and Albian Sands Energy’s Muskeg River mine in 2003. But the push to build more oil s…