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Fort McMurray wildfire fraudsters abuse goodwill

Fort McMurray wildfire fraudsters abuse goodwill

BC couple allegedly lied about Fort McMurray wildfire escape, had no ties to Alberta By Eric M. Johnson CALGARY, Alberta, May 25 (Reuters) – The salt-of-the-earth farmers and ranchers in the western Canadian town of Claresholm thought Darryl Rondeau and his girlfriend were just desperate for shelter and food, like many of the thousands of Fort […]

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suncor pushing for full operations by end of June: Sources

Suncor pushing for full operations by end of June: Sources

Poor air quality, resurgence of fire could hamper Suncor operations By Eric M. Johnson CALGARY, Alberta, May 25 (Reuters) – Suncor Energy Inc is pushing to reach full operations at its oil sands projects in the fire-stricken Canadian province of Alberta before July 1, according to several company employees. A massive wildfire that erupted earlier […]

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Firefighters battling 1,100 C flames protect Alberta oil sands

Firefighters battling 1,100 C flames protect Alberta oil sands

Alberta oil sands bitumen not flammable, but workers, facilities at risk By Liz Hampton, Eric M. Johnson and Ethan Lou EDMONTON/CALGARY, Alberta, May 24 (Reuters) – Fighting massive forest fires is dangerous and taxing enough, but those sent into the Alberta oil sands are not only wrestling with one of the worst wildfires in the country’s history. They […]

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Evacuation orders lifted at all oil sands work camps

Evacuation orders lifted at all oil sands work camps

Phased re-entry into remaining oil sands camps authorized By Eric M. Johnson and Ethan Lou CALGARY/TORONTO, May 23 (Reuters) – Authorities lifted evacuation orders on Monday for all work camps and some additional oil facilities that had been shuttered when a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray threatened the oil sands hub, a significant step for companies […]

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Suncor: Power-plant restart is preparation for getting online

Suncor: Power-plant restart is preparation for getting online

Suncor cogen plant online May 13 (Reuters) – Suncor Energy said on Friday that the recent restart of a cogeneration plant at its Firebag site is “part of preparing to get our operations back online,” a company spokeswoman said in an email. Several Suncor Energy Inc locations have been idled, with production shut in, after the […]

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Trudeau tours wildfire devastated Fort McMurray

Trudeau tours wildfire devastated Fort McMurray

Trudeau promises government will do everything it can to help By Ernest Scheyder BONNYVILLE, Alberta, May 13 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised firefighters on Friday for defending the energy hub of Fort McMurray and promised the federal government would pour money in to its recovery. Trudeau toured the town in a military helicopter and saw a […]

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After Fort McMurray wildfire, a silver lining for businesses

After Fort McMurray wildfire, a silver lining for businesses

Fort McMurray wildfire fuels camp suppliers, builders’ business By Susan Taylor and Nicole Mordant TORONTO/VANCOUVER, May 12 (Reuters) – As the Fort McMurray wildfire burns down and the city begins to rebuild after a some neighbourhoods were reduced to ash, businesses from ‘man camp’ suppliers to pizza parlours are preparing for a spike in demand as clean-up […]

May 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Get your 5-cent natural gas, right here in Canada

Get your 5-cent natural gas, right here in Canada

Canadian natural gas price dropped as oil sands facilities closed due to wildfire By Scott DiSavino May 12 (Reuters) – For a brief moment this week, Canadian natural gas was basically free. While oil producers fretted over what production shut-ins, caused by a massive Alberta wildfire, would do to the price of Canadian crude oil, […]

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Fort McMurray oil sands workers prepare for air commutes after wildfire

Fort McMurray oil sands workers prepare for air commutes after wildfire

Fort McMurray oil sands operations resuming By Liz Hampton and Devika Krishna Kumar EDMONTON, Alberta/NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – Fort McMurray residents Tony Bussey and Barritt Wilson are among the fortunate of those who live in the Alberta town ravaged by wildfire – both of their homes are fine. However, they and a number […]

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Enbridge slowly resumes operations after Fort McMurray wildfire

Enbridge slowly resumes operations after Fort McMurray wildfire

Enbridge also reported higher than expected Q1 profit By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, May 12 (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc said on Thursday it was steadily resuming service on its pipeline network through Canada’s energy heartland about a week after a massive wildfire spread through the Fort McMurray, Alberta, area, forcing a shutdown. Canada’s largest pipeline company […]

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