Charter bus collision near Edmonton

Four fatalities involved

(Fort McMurray, Alberta) – Just before 1:00 a.m. a charter bus traveling to Edmonton was involved in a collision near Redwater, Alberta fatally injuring four contractor employees working on the Syncrude UE-1 project and injuring others.

“All of us at Syncrude are deeply saddened by this event,” said Jim Carter, President and Chief Operating Officer. “We wish to extend our sympathies to the families, friends and co-workers of those involved. We are committed to the health and safety of our employees and contractors both on and off the work site and that is why we provide busing services for them. This is a very tragic incident.”

Syncrude is providing information to the RCMP and supporting the contract companies whose employees are involved.

About 2,000 UE-1 contractors are bused between Fort McMurray and Edmonton each week to minimize the traffic on local and provincial roadways. Within Fort McMurray area, Syncrude provides busing services for its regular and contractor workforce to and from the plant site each day.

The Syncrude Project is a joint venture operated by Syncrude Canada Ltd. and owned by Canadian Oil Sands Limited, ConocoPhillips Oilsands Partnership II, Imperial Oil Resources, Mocal Energy Limited, Murphy Oil Company Ltd., Nexen Inc., and Petro-Canada Oil and Gas.

Trading Symbols for Public Syncrude Joint Venture Owners

Canadian Oil Sands Trust
(via Canadian Oil Sands Limited and Canadian Oil Sands Limited Partnership)
ConocoPhillips Oilsands Partnership II
(wholly owned by ConocoPhillips)
Imperial Oil ResourcesIMO-TSX/AMEX
Murphy Oil Company Ltd.MUR-NYSE

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