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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 11- Brazilian regulators plan to tighten rules on dams used in the mining industry after a breach last year caused the nation's worst environmental disaster but the changes, while opposed by struggling companies, look unlikely to improve safety. But engineers, prosecutors and tailings dam experts interviewed by Reuters say the changes will...

  • EDMONTON, Alberta, May 11- Market participants are closely watching on Wednesday for the prospect of further restarts by Canadian oil sands producers near wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray as some companies began slowly bringing operations back online. Facilities north of the one-time Alberta boomtown that had been shuttered largely because of heavy smoke...

  • Smoke and flames from the wildfires erupt behind cars on the highway near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 7, 2016.

    The Fort McMurray fire in Canada may be just the beginning. Scientists say climate change is creating a new perfect storm of "super fires."

  • FORT MCMURRAY/ EDMONTON, Alberta, May 10- Oil sands companies around the Canadian energy center of Fort McMurray began to resume production on Tuesday after an out-of-control wildfire forced a shutdown a week ago, and energy executives met with province leaders who reported the town was less damaged than first feared. Royal Dutch Shell Plc became the first...

  • Assessing the damage in Ft. McMurray

    CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports from Canada with the latest on the wildfires burning in Alberta, damaging much of the Fort McMurray oil sands region.

  • FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, May 10- Oil sands companies around wildfire-hit Fort McMurray hoped to resume production on Tuesday after an initial inspection found the Canadian boomtown was less severely damaged than first feared. Royal Dutch Shell Plc resumed production at its operation in the center of Canada's oil sands region, while Enbridge Inc began...

  • FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, May 10- Repair crews on Tuesday assessed wildfire damage to Fort McMurray after an initial inspection by officials showed the Canadian energy boomtown was spared the worst as nearby oil sands companies looked to resume production. But the blaze that began on May 1 continued to burn through the province of Alberta, engulfing 229,000...

  • First look Canada wildfire aftermath

    CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports the latest details on the devastating wildfires sweeping through Canada.

  • FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, May 10- Repair crews were expected to assess wildfire damage to the Canadian energy boomtown of Fort McMurray on Tuesday as the oil sands companies surrounding the ravaged city looked at bringing production back on line. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said they were encouraged by how much of it escaped destruction, estimating almost 90...

  • FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, May 9- Canadian officials who got their first glimpse on Monday of the oil sands boomtown of Fort McMurray since a wildfire erupted said they were encouraged by how much of it escaped destruction, estimating almost 90 percent of its buildings were saved. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said 2,400 structures had burned within the city while...

  • Canada Wildfires

    Oil prices aren't responding to news of inventory surplus reduction in Canada, says Citi energy futures specialist Tim Evans.

  • FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, May 9- Canadian officials on Monday got their first glimpse of the oil sands boomtown of Fort McMurray since a wildfire erupted and saw a "heartbreaking" number of destroyed homes but a largely intact downtown business area. The fire that has ravaged some 161,000 hectares of Alberta moved far enough away from the evacuated town of 88,000...

  • FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, May 9- Canadian officials on Monday got their first glimpse of the oil sands boomtown of Fort McMurray since a wildfire hit and saw a "heartbreaking" number of destroyed homes but a largely intact downtown business area. The fire that has ravaged some 161,000 hectares of Alberta moved far enough away from the evacuated town of 88,000 people...

  • *June Syn trades at $2.65/ bbl over WTI. NEW YORK, May 9- Canadian crude prices climbed further on Monday as a raging wildfire in northern Alberta entered a second week and traders braced for possible supply constraints as the blaze had spurred some producers to shut facilities as a precaution. That was about half the total output from Canada's oil sands.

  • Alberta fire displacing nearly 100K residents

    CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports from the Alberta evacuation center about the challenges facing insurance companies in the country and residents evacuated from the wildfires.

  • The 'beast' Alberta wildfires

    CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports from Alberta, Canada where wildfires that locals are calling "the beast" continue to rage.

  • Air National Guard C-130 Hercules dropping water last week during a fire-fighting training mission in Southern California.

    Alberta's gargantuan blaze is a reminder that California has faced its own super-fires over the years — and officials warn the risks are worsening.

  • Alberta's premiere, Rachel Notley, will lead local officials and media on an inspection of Fort McMurray, whose 88,000 inhabitants fled the blaze that broke out on May 1. Canada's largest property and casualty insurer Intact Financial Corp expects to suffer losses ranging from C $130 million to C $160 million from the wildfire. Previous analysts' estimates,...

  • *June Syn trades at $2.65/ bbl over WTI. NEW YORK, May 9- Canadian crude prices climbed further on Monday as a raging wildfire in northern Alberta entered a second week and traders braced for possible supply constraints as the blaze had spurred some producers to shut facilities as a precaution. That's about half the total output from Canada's oil sands.

  • Alberta's premiere, Rachel Notley, was set to lead local officials and media on an inspection of oil sands boomtown Fort McMurray, whose 88,000 inhabitants barely had time to flee the blaze that broke out on May 1. Temperatures cooled on Monday, with a forecast high of 10 C, down from Sunday's high of 17 C, with Environment Canada forecasting a 40 percent chance of...