Waseem Amin has been making big plans for his return to Fort McMurray, the Canadian oil-sands town devastated by wildfires last month. He came home to a city smelling of smoke and surrounded by charred hills dotted with hulks of burned trees.
Alberta officials are counting on cool, humid weather in the coming days to help them better contain a raging wildfire in the heart of Canada’s energy industry and allow them to lift evacuation orders affecting some of the biggest production sites.
Alberta firefighters successfully defended Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada oil-sands sites from wildfires as rain brought some relief and the blaze that shut more than a million barrels a day of production in Canada’s oil patch expanded in other directions.
Authorities in Alberta, Canada, have launched an app offering residents of wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray a view of their damaged homes.
Canadian officials say they expect to fight the massive wildfire that has destroyed large parts of Alberta’s oil sands city of Fort McMurray for months.
The raging inferno at the heart of Albert's tar sands region have caused crude oil prices surged higher.
A fire fueled by shifting winds that forced more than 80,000 people to flee their homes and disrupted oil-sands operations in Western Canada is poised to expand.
Total is to sell a 10% interest in the Fort Hills oil sands mining project to operating partner Suncor Energy for $230million.