Fort McMurray

$1.4 billion financing closes for Fort McMurray to Edmonton power transmission line

Project consists of 500 kms of transmission line from Wabamun (west of Edmonton) to Fort McMurray ATCO says it has closed the $1.4 billion financing for construction of the Fort McMurray West 500-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Project, which will be completed in 2019. “We are very proud that we have developed a project which supports the continued […]

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Suncor provides update on Ft. McMurray plant fire that injured worker

Suncor extends best wishes for speedy recovery to Syncrude employee injured in incident On March 14th, 2017, a worker was injured at Suncor’s Syncrude upgrader plant located north of Fort McMurray. The fire occurred on Tuesday afternoon at about 2 p.m. after an explosion rocked the Mildred Lake Upgrader. Officials say emergency crews were able

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One worker injured in Syncrude fire at Mildred Lake Upgrader

Employees evacuated following Syncrude fire The worker injured at the Syncrude fire at the company’s upgrader plant located north of Fort McMurray is reported to be hospitalized in serious, but stable condition. The fire occurred on Tuesday afternoon at about 2 p.m. after an explosion rocked the Mildred Lake Upgrader.  Officials say emergency crews were able

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Advice to Alberta oil sands boosters: Let Jane Fonda be, you’ve won this war

Oil sands boosters are like Japanese nipponhei, loyally fighting long after the war is over Psst. Alberta oil sands boosters. Stop dissing Hanoi Jane. You’ve already won the bitumen and pipeline war, now you’re being an ungracious winner. Jane Fonda is coming to Alberta on Wednesday to “tour” Fort McMurray and the oil sands, then attend a Greenpeace

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Gay oil sands supporter blows up social media with lesbian meme targeting Saudi Arabia

Lesbian meme created by gay oil sands activist Robbie Picard, who thinks buying OPEC gas supports repressive, anti-LGBTQ regimes The Facebook meme that accompanies this column has raised a lot of hackles on social media. Our readers overwhelmingly think it’s offensive. But the oil sands supporter who created the meme says he is trying to draw attention

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Alberta wildfire Canada’s costliest disaster at C$3.58 billion

Alberta wildfire forced evacuation of Fort McMurray By Catherine Ngai CALGARY, July 7 (Reuters) – Insured losses from the May wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, are expected to total C$3.58 billion ($2.76 billion), making it the costliest-ever Canadian natural disaster, an insurance industry group said on Thursday. The losses far exceed those from the Alberta

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Alberta gets started on rebuilding oil infrastructure amid Fort McMurray fires

Outages longer than 10 days have implications for North American prices as US heads into peak driving season By Shaun T. Polczer, special to American Energy News Highway 63 South — With the final evacuations of civilians and oil sands workers complete, Alberta authorities are beginning the arduous task of rebuilding Fort McMurray and critical

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Keyera: South Cheecham, Alberta terminal evacuated as wildfire precaution

Keyera terminal 75 Km south of Fort McMurray shut down CALGARY, Alberta, May 5 (Reuters) – Midstream energy company Keyera Corp said its South Cheecham rail and truck terminal, 75 km (47 miles) south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been evacuated and shut down as a precaution against the uncontrolled wildfire raging in the oil sands

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