Suncor Energy Colorado Refinery

State TrusteeState of Colorado
AO Bureau

Also Known As

Incident Type




Case Status



Sand Creek, South Platte River



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

Case Description

The oil spill was reported November 27, 2011 by a citizen who observed an oily sheen on the water and shoreline near the confluence of Sand Creek and South Platte River in Commerce City, north central Colorado. The oil released to Sand Creek and South Platte River was part of a plume of groundwater contamination originating at the Suncor Refinery property. The spill caused injury to natural resources, including: aquatic and riparian habitat near the down gradient of the point of discharge to Sand Creek; wetland habitat located on the defendants property; waterfowl associated with the former wetland on the defendants property; and, groundwater.

Credit: Suncor and Denver Post

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 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Restoration Plan 2019 (NOV) Suncor Restoration Plan Signed 11/08/2019


 Complaint Complaint 11/15/2013
 Consent Decree Final Consent Decree Suncor 02/27/2014

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Case Contact

Colorado Ecological Services, Colorado Field Office

Denver. CO | (303) 236-4773 |

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