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Suncor’s Ebla natural gas plant near Homs, northeast of Damascus. The company is selling the last of its conventional Western Canadian natural gas assets.
Suncor’s Ebla natural gas plant near Homs, northeast of Damascus. The company is selling the last of its conventional Western Canadian natural gas assets.
(KHALED AL HARIRI/REUTERS)

DAVID PARKINSON

If Suncor wants investors to play along, it should ante up

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In the tale of two uncertain Western Canadian energy commodities, major player Suncor Energy Inc. has placed its bet firmly against natural gas and in favour of oil sands crude. Whether shareholders care to play along with the risks involved depends on what Suncor chooses to do with the money it is banking along the way.