Diesel production is moving along at the North West Redwater Sturgeon Refinery.
 
Since starting production from synthetic crude oil a year ago, the refinery has now produced over 7.7 million barrels of diesel.
 
"Full capacity won't be until next year," said Vanessa Goodman, external relations manager. "To actually ramp up that production as designed, we would be producing 40,000 barrels a day."
 
The diesel is transported to local customers via truck throughout the province and to western Canada on rail.
 
While the refinery is designed to process bitumen as well, work remains on two final units in order to operate as planned.
 
"We're really at the end of the commissioning part of the project," added Goodman.
 
The target for processing bitumen in the refinery is year end. Right now, the Sturgeon Refinery has a daily workforce of around 800 people.

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