When my colleague Kyle began this blog, it was November 2008 and the company was preparing to attend an ERCB hearing on the Sullivan project. In his first blog post, Kyle noted, “discussions during the hearing will ultimately lead to a decision by the Energy Resources Conservation Board as to whether or not this development [the Sullivan project] is in the interest of all Albertans.”
And discussions there were. Eventually, a decision too (see my June 9 post below).
In short, a lot has happened over the last year and a half. But one of Kyle’s other comments from the first post has also remained true. He wrote, “throughout this project, I’ve heard a lot of good questions from people about our plans. Since not everyone can attend the hearing, I thought I would tackle some of those questions here.”
Kyle used the blog to provide a lot of great information over the course of subsequent months. And once he changed jobs and we continued to wait for a regulatory decision, I tried my best to keep you up to date as well.
All in all, I think the blog fulfilled its original purpose.
But what’s next? As I mentioned last month, the Natural Gas business at Suncor is experiencing some change this year.
While we sort that out, I don’t think there will be much to blog about – not regularly, anyway. So…this is farewell.
We’ll continue to keep Sullivan Field Notes live for a period of time – there’s a lot of material on here and we see sense in keeping those materials accessible, as an archive.
But as for new posts and updates – if you’ll permit me to quote the belated Michael Jackson – this is it.
To both our faithful readers and to those who found us by chance (or Google!), thank you for perusing this site.
Please remember that blog or no blog, we expect to continue getting questions about the project. We’re always open to them, and will do our best to respond.