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Oilfields eye more security

EDMONTON, Alta. - A new warning has been sounded about a possible terrorist attack on the oil and gas industry in North America, and that has Canadian oilfield workers on high alert.The warning, voice...


EDMONTON, Alta. – A new warning has been sounded about a possible terrorist attack on the oil and gas industry in North America, and that has Canadian oilfield workers on high alert.

The warning, voiced by the American Petroleum Institute, indicates that, “an attack would allegedly take place in the event that either (Osama) bin Laden or Taliban leader Mullah Omar are either captured or killed.”

While the FBI is currently investigating the claims, the warning remains “uncorroborated” pending a much-more in depth investigation.

But in the meantime, truckers can expect to face some more scrutiny while hauling products both to and from the nation’s oilfields.

University of Alberta professor emeritus, Leslie Green, insists that Canadian oilfields and the fleets servicing them should be just as diligent as those south of the border in improving their security.

“They should be doing everything they possibly can to protect all sensitive installations,” Green tells local media.

“Surely, we don’t need a warning from the United States to tell us that our oil and gas installations need protection.” –


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