Husky’s oilsands project back on track after Fort McMurray wildfire

Husky Energy says its thermal oilsands project that was shut down while wildfires swept through the Fort McMurray, Alta., region in May is already back to producing bitumen at its previous level.

The Sunrise oilsands project is producing about 30,000 barrels per day of bitumen, the Calgary-based company said Friday. The $3.2-billion project began construction in 2014, produced first oil in March 2015 and was gradually ramping up to full capacity of 60,000 bpd when the wildfire broke out.

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