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Canadian Natural evacuates in the face of Alberta wildfires

Don Horne   


Canadian Natural Resources Limited has evacuated its 240 personnel in its Pelican Lake and Woodenhouse operations as wildfires in northern Alberta continue to rage.

“With the protection and safety of our people and assets as the utmost priority, (Canadian Natural) is closely monitoring the wildfires in the Wabasca and Slave Lake, Alberta areas,” states the press release. “In response to the wildfires, Canadian Natural completed on May 30, 2019 the evacuation of all 240 personnel in our Pelican Lake and Woodenhouse operations.”

The company has also stated that it has safely shut-in approximately 65,000 bbl/d of crude oil production.

Canadian Natural personnel are working together with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry as well as local officials during their response to the wildfire, and are currently monitoring the situation with officials.


“We wish to thank our staff, firefighters and emergency responders for their tireless work in response to the wildfires. Our thoughts are with our employees, their families, and our neighbours in local communities during this challenging time.”


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