Canadian oil production trickles back as wildfire threat eases

Charred vehicles are pictured in the Beacon Hill neighbourhood of Fort McMurrayBy Liz Hampton and Nia Williams EDMONTON, Alberta (Reuters) - Oil sands companies around the Canadian energy center of Fort McMurray began to restart operations on Tuesday after an out-of-control wildfire forced a week-long shutdown. Top provincial and industry officials said production in much of the region should ramp up soon. Facilities north of Fort McMurray that had been shuttered largely because of heavy smoke rather than fire were seen as likely to come back on line in a matter of days in many cases.


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