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Suncor shuts down McKay River, Firebag; cancels flights to Fort Hills

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Suncor shuts down McKay River, Firebag; cancels flights to Fort Hills

Flights scheduled to fly workers in to Fort Hills today, Wednesday, and Thursday have been canceled until further notice and will be rescheduled when appropriate.

That from Suncor Energy this afternoon in a communique as many of its workers are being, or have been, evacuated from more southern locales. All Fort Hills personnel currently at site will remain at site today.

The company completed an orderly shutdown of operations at MacKay River and Base Plant, including the East Tank Farm and says Firebag currently is shutdown and on hot standby.

Suncor says  Fort Hills continues to conduct operations, activities, and construction planning and is at low fire risk.

The communique may be found through this link.

 

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