New York Times  May 18  Comment 
Just as the Canadian oil sands companies were preparing to resume full-scale operations, they and residents of the area were forced to stay away.  May 17  Comment 
About 4,000 people moved to safety, while key oil storage facility at Cheecham comes under threat from blaze that emptied city of Fort McMurray A shift in the wildfire burning around the Canadian oil sands hub of Fort McMurray has put about 4,000...
New York Times  May 17  Comment 
New evacuations were in progress as the out-of-control blaze also appeared headed for two major oil sands projects north of the city.
The Hindu Business Line  May 12  Comment 
Oil prices fell early on Thursday, weighed by the gradual return of Canadian oil sands production, reversing a sharp rise the previous day when the US government detailed an unexpected fall in crude ...
New York Times  May 11  Comment 
Companies either curbed production or shut down completely when the blaze struck Fort McMurray, Alberta, in an economic setback to the region.
The Australian  May 11  Comment 
Energy companies that suspended output of crude due to wildfires in Alberta, Canada are set to resume production.
Bulk Transporter  May 11  Comment 
The tragic wildfire in and around Fort McMurray AB, Canada has greatly affected the community and the business sector. This is in the heart of Canada’s oil sands region. In response to the tragedy, Tremcar West has donated $1,000 to the Red...


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