Refinery outages cause W. Canada diesel shortage
Reuters does a good job summarizing the situation in Western Canada with respect to diesel supplies. "Planned and unplanned refinery outages have combined to create a shortage of diesel fuel in Western Canada, leaving some truck stops with no supplies, industry officials said." They also updated the situation at one of the major refiners experiencing difficulties late yesterday. Gives a good overview of the current situation.
Learning Under Fire
Fire and fuel are a bad mix...Unless it's a controlled training exercise. The Oakville Beaver dropped by during a training exercise we were conducting with local firefighters. An interesting story. Even cooler pictures. “This is the confidence builder,” said Oakville Fire Chief Richard Boyes, as he watched his recruits extinguish yet another gargantuan fire. “If they know they can handle this the real life events are not a big deal.”