Husky Energy is announcing it plans on spending more than one billion dollars in Saskatchewan on three new steam-extraction heavy oil plants.
The company says one new 350 million dollar plant which can produce 10-thousand barrels of heavy crude per day near Maidstone with the other two in west-Central Saskatchewan at Spruce Lake.
The company says the operations are expected to begin in 2020 and employ 30 people each.
A 4th plant near Rush Lake is already being built with production scheduled to begin in 2019.
Husky has been in the headlines in Saskatchewan for all the wrong reasons as it was their pipeline that was responsible for a leak into the South Saskatchewan River this summer near Maidstone that resulted in 225-thousand litres of oil being put into the river causing North Battleford, Prince Albert and Melfort to shut down their water intakes for several weeks and get water from a second source.