September 13, 2012 / 3:26 PM / 5 years ago

Syncrude unit outage to reduce Sept output-source

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The outage of a steam generator at Syncrude Canada Ltd’s Aurora mine will reduce September synthetic crude output by 500,000 barrels, a source familiar with the operations said on Thursday.

The unit is used in the separation of bitumen from sand at the Northern Alberta oil sands operation, which produced 359,500 barrels a day in August.

Canadian Oil Sands Ltd, which has the largest stake in Syncrude and speaks about operational issues for the partnership, has declined to comment on outage.

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