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Mixture of loss, hope for Canadian town hit by wildfire

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FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Charred bicycles lean on a fence in front of incinerated townhomes. Just across the street, a school and playground are untouched. Across this Canadian oil sand town, the contrast is repeated: neighborhoods that burned to their foundations, while other neighborhoods, strip malls, car dealerships, schools and hospitals are still standing. Nearly a week after people ...

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Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canadian oil sands town

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FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A raging wildfire emptied Canada’s main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed. About 88,000 residents successfully evacuated as flames moved into the city surrounded by wilderness in the heart of Canada’s oil sands. No injuries have been reported. ...

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TransCanada resumes oil shipments through Keystone Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. has resumed sending oil through the Keystone Pipeline after a weeklong shutdown prompted by a leak and oil spill in southeastern South Dakota. The pipeline came back online Sunday, but with a reduced pressure under a controlled restart whose terms were ordered by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. TransCanada also will ...

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Canada climate push spells uncertainty for oil sands

PARIS – Canada’s newly elected government is committed to being a strong ally in global efforts to curb climate change, but it is unclear yet what that will mean for its vast oil patch, Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said on Wednesday. “We are committed to moving to a low-carbon economy and we need to look at what ...

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Alberta regulator lets Nexen reopen some Long Lake pipelines

TORONTO – Alberta’s energy regulator said late on Sunday it will allow Nexen Energy, the Canadian subsidiary of China’s CNOOC Ltd, to reopen some pipelines ordered closed following a major spill. The Alberta Energy Regulator said it would allow a restart of 40 of 95 pipelines closed at Nexen’s Long Lake oil sands operations after reviewing maintenance and monitoring documentation. ...

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Alberta wildfires burn for 6th day, 10 pct of oil sands crude offline

CALGARY, Alberta – Firefighters battled wildfires in northern Alberta, Canada’s biggest crude-producing region, for a sixth day on Thursday, with two blazes near oil sands facilities still out of control. The wildfires have forced producers in the Western Canadian province, the largest source of U.S. crude imports, to shut in 233,000 barrels per day of crude production, around 10 percent ...

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