What is Syncrude Synthetic crude?
Syncrude Synthetic is a light sweet synthetic crude produced from the Syncrude Canada Project located north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The Syncrude Project includes a mine and upgrader operations. It is a classic bottomless blend of hydrotreated naphtha, distillate, and gasoil fractions produced from a coker and hydrocracker based upgrader facility. In 1973, construction began on the Syncrude site and, after five years of construction, the first barrel was shipped on July 30, 1978.