Alberta wildfires shut down at least 3.7% of Canada’s energy production

May 8 (Reuters) – Alberta, Canada’s main oil-producing province, declared a provincial state of emergency on Saturday due to wildfires that shut down at least 319,000 barrels of oil per day (boepd), or 3.7% of the country’s output.

Canadian natural gas exports to the U.S. fell to 6.7 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) on Sunday, the lowest since April 2021, according to Refinitiv data.

Following are the energy companies whose operations have been affected due to the wildfires.

Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE.TO)

Cenovus said about 85,000 boepd of production in its Rainbow Lake, Kebab-Edson, Elmworth-Wapiti and Clearwater operating areas were affected.

The company added that its 2023 production outlook remains unchanged.

Paramount Resources Ltd (POU.TO)

Paramount said its operations in the Grande Prairie and Kebab areas have been affected by wildfires.

It added that production has been temporarily cut by around 50,000 bopd since the evening of May 5.

Crescent Point Energy Corp (CPG.TO)

Crescent Point reports that about 45,000 bopti are produced in the Kebab DuVernay region. Temporarily closed With a plan to restart production once it is safe and permitted to do so.

The company added that there was no damage to its assets.

Nuvista Energy Limited (NVA.TO)

The company said it has temporarily shut down all operations near the ongoing fires in the Grande Prairie area. The temporary production impact is around 40,000 boepd.

Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ.TO)

The company said production of about 39,000 boepd had been temporarily halted and that the oil sands mine was unaffected and continued safe, stable operations.

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Vermilion Energy Inc (VET.TO)

Vermilion Energy said Temporarily It halted production by about 30,000 boepd and is assessing the risk to its operations.

“Assessment to date indicates minimal damage to our critical infrastructure,” it said.

Pipestone Energy Corp (PIPE.TO)

Pipestone said its operations in the Grande Prairie region have been affected by the ongoing wildfires, and about 20,000 barrels have been produced. Temporarily reduced From the evening of May 5.

The company said it was not aware of any significant damage or loss to its owned or third-party infrastructure.


The company said sales volumes were around 10,000 boepd due to third-party infrastructure shutdowns in west-central and northwest Alberta. reduced From the evening of May 5.

Currently, 60% of reduced volumes are online and manufactured as inventory, the company said.

Pembina Pipeline Corp (PPL.TO)

Canadian Energy Transport has shut down its Saturn I and II gas plants at the Saturn complex north of Hinton and the DuVernay complex west of Fox Creek.

The plants have a combined processing capacity of 443 million cubic feet per day and will be restarted in a safe manner, the company said.

Kiwetinohk Energy Corp (KEC.TO)

Kivetinok said most of its quiet operations were safely shut down in response to downstream third-party interceptions near the Alberta wildfires.

Tourmaline Oil Corp (TOU.TO)

The company said it has shut down nine South and West Deep Basin gas processing facilities. Tourmaline said there has been no damage to those facilities to date, and access to the sites is currently restricted.

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Whitecap Resources Inc (WCP.TO)

The company said there were no significant damages to Whitecap’s infrastructure, however, downstream third-party disruptions and active production were affected. Blockage Production near wildfires.

TC Energy Corp (TRP.TO)

The pipeline operator said it has shut down two compressor stations on its NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd (NGTL) system near active wildfires in western Alberta as a result of wildfire paths and proximity.

On Sunday night, an additional compressor station in the system was shut down, TC added.

Peyto Exploration & Development Corp (PEY.TO)

The oil and gas producer said it had shut down two plants in the Brazeau area as a precaution, but the fire did not damage critical infrastructure.

Arunima Kumar reports in Bangalore; Cinematography by Anil de Silva

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