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Fort Hills is the only Suncor-Total SA oil sands project that is going ahead after the tie-up’s decisions to scale back commitments.
Fort Hills is the only Suncor-Total SA oil sands project that is going ahead after the tie-up’s decisions to scale back commitments.
(Brian Harder/Suncor)

Suncor-Total marriage tested by oil sands uncertainty

Let’s face it: relationships change. Infatuation wears off. Priorities shift and outside forces come into play.

It’s the situation Suncor Energy Inc. and Total SA find themselves in now that the couple has backburnered another big project they once had trumpeted as a pillar of a large-scale alliance in the oil sands.