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AWARD: CAPP recognizes Suncor’s environmental success

CALGARY - Suncor Energy has won the President's Award at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers 2011 Responsible Canadian Energy Awards competition for its new TROTM tailings management process and for becoming the first oil sands...



CALGARY – Suncor Energy has won the President’s Award at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers 2011 Responsible Canadian Energy Awards competition for its new TROTM tailings management process and for becoming the first oil sands company to complete surface reclamation of a tailings pond.

The award recognizes a CAPP member that has demonstrated exceptional performance in their commitment to responsible development of Canada’s petroleum resources. It was handed out in Calgary on March 23, 2011.

Suncor plans to spend more than $1 billion from 2010 to 2012 to implement its TRO process, which is expected to result in significant improvement in the speed of oil sands tailings reclamation. Implementation towards full commercial scale operations is underway.

To view CAPP’s President’s Award video, visit http://www.CAPP.ca/rce/awards/2011/president/Pages/default.aspx#a3c2NOcSvsPI.