Oil & Gas 360® spoke with Tim McMillan, president and CEO of Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers about the ongoing wildfires in Alberta, Canada. McMillian said that a number of uncertainties remain with the fire, such whether or not the weather will remain cooler, but that most producers in the area are now bringing production back online. Watch Oil & Gas 360’s®  interview with McMillan below.

Fort McMurray’s entire 88,000-person population was evacuated due to the fire. Alberta officials said Thursday that they can’t comment for two more weeks on when residents might be able to return, reports The Globe and Mail.

The fire has destroyed an estimated 2,432 homes and other structures, and is expected to be the most costly natural disaster in Alberta’s history.

Alberta Wildfire

The satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe released combination photos of Fort McMurray that show an area on May 29 last year (top) and the same area after fire damage on May 5 of this year (bottom). The vibrant red in the top photo indicates healthy forests.

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