OCATED IN NORTHERN ALBERTA, Canada, Suncor is a leading producer of synthetic crude oil extracted from large oil sand deposits. This company and

other oil sands producers have assumed particular importance because they sit on massive petroleum deposits rivaling those of Saudi Arabia and because they offer an unique opportunity for the United States to access large supplies of oil from a friendly neighbor with minimal risk from disruption due to political, social, or military factors. Tables 23.11 and 23.12 in Appendix 1 contain historical data on Suncor and the other major oil sands producers.