Workers returning to Alberta oilsands operation after fire-related evacuation

MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG) says its Christina Lake oilsands operation in northeastern Alberta is getting back to normal following a precautionary evacuation of non-essential staff last week due to a forest fire.

CALGARY — MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG) says its Christina Lake oilsands operation in northeastern Alberta is getting back to normal following a precautionary evacuation of non-essential staff last week due to a forest fire.

The fire continues to burn about 20 kilometres from MEG’s operations but provincial authorities have told the company it’s being held under control.

Contractors and staff will return to the oilsands operation in stages over several days.

MEG says its production had already been reduced due to a planned break for maintenance and the fire had no impact on output of bitumen, the tarry material extracted from Alberta’s oilsands.

The company says it is still on track to reach its second-quarter and full-year targets of 78,000 to 82,000 barrels per day.

Staff at Cenovus Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. continue to work to restart their oilsands operations near Cold Lake, where 233,000 barrels a day of production was knocked offline last week by the wildfires.

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