Canada's northern alberta oil town of fort mike Murray since May 1, by the fire, the fire agile extension on May 3rd. The alberta government, said in a statement on May 7, 200000 hectares of land into ashes by the big fire, equivalent to the area of Mexico City, and burn area will continue to expand.
Mike Murray fort in the athabasca oil sands of Canada produces base, is Canada's leading oil origin; Half of Canada's oil production from this area, and most of the alberta oil sands oil exports to the United States, the local oil company to produce 2.5 million barrels of oil sands everyday. Reuters news said, more than a dozen primary implement preventive oil producing agents at production or closed. Another, AFP reported more than 400000 b/d, cole dynamics with nissan 250000 barrels of shell companies, Canada, has declared closed in mike Murray fort north of production equipment. According to measure, because of the fire, Canada's oil sands production about half already stop production, equivalent to less production 1 million barrels of oil a day.
Experts indicate that Canadian forest fire although elements added up to world oil prices, but its crude oil output cuts to the global oil market.
Up to now, according to the words of fire because the local temperature is reduced, the fire is weakened, the fire is far away from the densely populated area. The base fort mike Murray and nearby residents evacuated about 100000 people are now all. The preliminary statistics, there are nearly 2000 town house be consumed, power supply system is blocked, water can't drink. Even if the fire has been out of town, but people want to come back and wait for a long time.
It is reported, because the athabasca oil sands reserves are very attractive, many domestic and foreign immigrants come here life and professional and technical personnel for bag yesterday years world oil prices and the taste is sweet. Good day since the second half of 2014, however, seemed to go to the end. Follow the world oil prices, mike Murray fort rare one thousand people unemployed.
Canada's prime minister trudeau promised to close collaboration with the affected areas and the local government and in business, adopt comprehensive measures to rebuild destroyed villages and towns, local economic recovery and the oil industry.
Measured according to the Canadian insurance company, the forest fire could cause the insurance to make compensation at the mercy of c $1 billion. This figure is much lower than the previous some bank organization measure the amount of $9 billion.
, official figures show bag 25 years, Canada per year on average to attack beyond 8000 forest fires, and close to the residential fire number is on the rise over the years.