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SUN HAS 30 PERCENT OF NORTH SEA GAS DISCOVERY

 SUN HAS 30 PERCENT OF NORTH SEA GAS DISCOVERY
 PHILADELPHIA, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Company, Inc. (NYSE:SUN)


announced today that its subsidiary, Sun Oil Britain Limited, has a 30 percent interest in a North Sea natural gas discovery.
 The discovery is the first in Block 43/21, which was awarded as part of the 11th round of UK Offshore Licensing and is located in the Southern North Sea, about 70 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast.
 Agip (U.K.) Limited, operator of the discovery well with 35 percent interest, said a drill stem test below 3,000 meters flowed gas at a stabilized rate of 19.5 million standard cubic feet a day through a one- inch choke.
 The well, drilled by the Trident X Jack-up rig, was plugged and abandoned on March 5, 1992. Results are currently being evaluated, prior to further appraisal drilling. The Group in Block 43/21 consists of:
 Agip (U.K.) Limited - Operator....................35 percent
 Sun Oil Britain Limited ..........................30 percent
 Deminex U.K. Oil & Gas Limited ...................20 percent
 OMV (U.K.) Limited ...............................15 percent
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 /CONTACT: Tim Hughes (investors), 215-977-6544, or Bud Davis (media), 215-977-3485, both of Sun Company/
 (SUN) CO: Sun Company, Inc. ST: Pennsylvania IN: OIL SU: DSC


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