Colorado fines Suncor $10.5 million for air pollution violations

Colorado fines Suncor Energy Inc. An amount of 10.5 million US dollars due to violations related to air pollution.

In a news release, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said the fine related to Suncor’s Commercial City refinery relates to violations from July 2019 through June 2021.

The ministry also says the Calgary-based energy company must double the number of air pollution monitors compared to the refinery’s original monitoring plan.

In the press release, he says it’s the largest air pollution enforcement package the state has ever imposed against a single facility.

Suncor’s Commerce City refinery, which processes 98,000 barrels of crude oil per day into products such as gasoline and jet fuel, is the only facility of its kind in Colorado.

In recent years, the facility has suffered a number of problems, including a fire in late 2022 that injured two employees, weather-related damage that led to the facility temporarily closing in 2023, as well as complaints from nearby residents about the smell. And air pollution.

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