BRIEF-Athabasca Oil Corp shuts down Hangingstone project due to forest fires

Thu May 5, 2016 6:51pm EDT
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May 5 (Reuters) - Athabasca Oil Corp

* Shuts down Hangingstone due to forest fires

* Remaining personnel are expected to be evacuated by early this evening

* Decided, in response to elevated risk from ongoing regional wildfires, to shut down Hangingstone project and evacuate all personnel

* Fire front is estimated to be within 5 kilometers of hangingstone site

* Safely evacuated all non-essential personnel from site earlier afternoon, is in process of shutting down well sites, central facility Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1-646-223-8780)