CNOOC Cutbacks at Long Lake Oil-Sands Site Caps Years of Trouble

  • Long Lake upgrader mothballed after January explosion
  • Northeastern Alberta site had history of underperformance

CNOOC Ltd.’s decision this week to idle part of its Long Lake oil-sands operation in Alberta comes after five years of problems cemented the site’s reputation as one of the most troubled projects in the region.

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