FACTBOX-Canadian energy companies resume operations after Earl

(Adds EnCana and Imperial Oil comments)

Sept 6 (BestGrowthStock) – Canadian energy companies began restarting operations
Monday after Hurricane Earl made landfall in the Canadian Maritimes on Saturday
before fizzling out, while U.S. energy operations were unscathed by the storm.

Earl had stayed mostly offshore and caused far less damage than feared on
its path up the U.S. coast from North Carolina, before making landfall in
Canada on Saturday.

The storm, downgraded successively from a fierce Category 4 hurricane,
never packed the punch feared earlier in the week, when experts warned of
possible widespread damage in a region that includes about 1.1 million barrels
per day of U.S. oil refining capacity.

* Encana Corp (ECA.TO: ) said it expected drilling operations to resume
Monday evening at its Deep Panuke prospect offshore Nova Scotia, after
operations were suspended ahead of Earl as workers return to the drilling
platform evacuated on Friday. For details, see [ID:nN06107722]

* The storm, with initial gusts of 80 mph (130 kph), cut power to 200,000
homes and business across the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia, with a
population of about 940,000. The Nova Scotia power authority said Saturday it
could be two days before full power is restored. [ID:nN04157620]

* Imperial Oil Ltd (IMO.TO: ) said Monday it had begun the sequenced restart
of its 82,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, after the
plant was shut Friday ahead of Earl. The plant sustained no major damage from
the storm, a company spokesman said. [ID:nN06191082]

The following is a list of refineries, nuclear stations, platforms and LNG
terminals located on the Atlantic seaboard that may be affected by the storm:
ConocoPhillips (COP.N: ) Trainer, PA 185,000 Preparing 9/3
ConocoPhillips Linden, NJ 238,000 Preparing 9/3
Hess Corp (HES.N: ) Port Reading, NJ 70,000 Monitoring 9/3
Imperial Oil (IMO.TO: ) Dartmouth, NS 82,000 Restarted 9/6
Irving Oil Saint John, NB 300,000 Monitoring 9/2
North Atlantic

(HTEdbd.TO: ) Come by Chance, NL 115,000 No impact 9/4
Sunoco (SUN.N: ) Philadelphia 335,000 No impact 9/4
Sunoco Marcus Hook, PA 178,000 No impact 9/4
Valero (VLO.N: ) Paulsboro, NJ 195,000 No impact 9/4
Western (WNR.N: ) Yorktown, VA 66,300 Unaffected 9/3
Progress Energy (PGN.N: ) Brunswick, NC 1,858 Monitoring 9/1
Dominion (D.N: ) Surry, VA 1,598 Monitoring 9/1
EnCana (ECA.TO: ) Deep Panuke, NS N/A Drilling 9/6

to resume
ExxonMobil (XOM.N: ) Sable, NS 330 mmcfd Removing nonessential

staff 9/3
Canaport Saint John, NB 1.2 No impact 9/4
Owned by Repsol (REP.MC: )/Irving Oil
Everett Boston, MA 1.04 Monitoring 9/3
Owned by GDF Suez (GSZ.PA: )
Neptune off Gloucester, MA 0.75 Monitoring 9/3
Owned by GDF Suez

Latest news on hurricanes: http://www.reuters.com/subjects/hurricanes

National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Weather models: http://www.skeetobiteweather.com/
(Reporting by Janet McGurty in New York; additional reporting by Edward
McAllister, Eileen Moustakis and Joe Silha in New York, Jeffrey Jones in
Calgary, Eileen O’Grady in Houston and Tom Doggett in Washington; editing by
Marguerita Choy and Jeffrey Benkoe)

FACTBOX-Canadian energy companies resume operations after Earl