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Incendios amenazan núcleo petrolero de arenas bituminosas de Canadá

May 15, 2024 - Un gran incendio forestal se acerca lentamente a la ciudad de Fort McMurray, núcleo petrolero de arenas bituminosas, y unas 6.000 personas en cuatro suburbios han recibido órdenes de evacuar.

The fire, fuelled by tinder-dry conditions and high winds, has been threatening the city in the western province of Alberta since last week. It is now about 7.5 km away from the Fort McMurray landfill, authorities said on Tuesday.

They also expressed hope that a favourable wind shift was expected Tuesday night, which could lead to winds from the west-northwest pushing the fire away from Fort McMurray.

In addition to the harm that may befall people and property, the fire puts a large portion of Canada’s oil production at risk. Fort McMurray is the hub for the country's oil-sands output and a huge wildfire in 2016 forced the evacuation of 90,000 residents and shut in more than 1 million barrels per day (bpd) of output, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 15/05/2024; STORY: Graphic News