CNRL says Alberta fire-affected oil sands output to return to normal this week

Mon Jun 8, 2015 3:37pm EDT
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CALGARY, Alberta, June 8 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd said on Monday it anticipates achieving normal rates of production at its Primrose and Kirby South oil sands projects this week after wildfires in northern Alberta hurt output.

The 80,000-barrel-per-day Primrose project was evacuated and shut down and Kirby South output reduced to 12,000 bpd from 30,000 bpd two weeks ago as a result of wildfires in the region.

"The repairs to equipment were minor in nature and have not impeded our ability to ramp up production volumes," spokeswoman Julie Woo said. (Reporting by Nia Williams; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)