OIL SANDS

Kearl closed due to crusher problems

Imperial Oil has today confirmed a precautionary shutdown of its Kearl oil sand operations in Alberta, Canada, due to the early detection of a vibration issue with the plant’s ore crusher.

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Crusher problems have temporarily shut down the Kearl oil sands operation

Crusher problems have temporarily shut down the Kearl oil sands operation

Replacement parts, to address the issue, are being installed and production is expected to resume in the next several weeks. The Kearl initial development commenced bitumen production in April 2013....

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