May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

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Most of Canada's Oil Sands Production Shut Down by Wildfire

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The majority of Canada’s oil sands industry has stopped production and will only start back up when it is “absolutely safe” but that should happen soon, Alberta’s premier said Tuesday after meeting with company officials to discuss the impact of the massive wildfire that destroyed more than 10 percent of the homes and buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city. Suncor chief executive Steve Williams, the head of Canada’s largest oil company, said about a million barrels a day went offline but said some of that has already started to come back. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said the massive oil sands mines north of Fort McMurray have

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