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Oilfields brace for possible terrorist attack in light of new warning

EDMONTON, Alta. -- A new warning has been sounded about a possible terrorist attack on the oil and gas industry in...


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 further investigation.

But in the meantime, truckers can expect more scrutiny while hauling products to and from the oilfields.

University of Alberta professor emeritus, Leslie Green, says that Canadian oilfields 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 tot ell us that our oil and gas installations need protection."


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