Suncor Energy operates the Commerce City cracking refinery, which is located in Colorado, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Suncor Energy. The refinery started operations in 1931 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 7. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 98
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 34
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 31
Reformer (mbd): 22
Hydrotreater (mbd): 87
Isomerization (mbd): 1

The capacity of the Commerce City refinery is expected to remain the same as 98mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Commerce City cracking refinery

The Commerce City refinery cracking witnessed fifteen incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Suncor Energy

Suncor Energy Inc (Suncor) is an exploration and production company that mainly focuses on the development of Athabasca oil sands. It carries out development and up gradation of oil sands; offshore and onshore oil and gas production; refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum and petrochemical products. The company generates power through renewable energy sources. Suncor produces bitumen blends, gasoline, asphalt, diesel, sweet and sour crude oil, chemicals, heavy fuel and home heating oil, petroleum coke and Sulphur. The company sells its refined petroleum products to retail, commercial and industrial customers under Petro-Canada and Sunoco brand. Suncor is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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