In the early hours of Wednesday morning, a Canadian crude oil field explosion on a remote Canadian oil platform was reported in the same region as the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week.

The explosion happened near Argan oil field, about 45 miles northeast of Calgary, Canada.

The Canadian oil industry was reeling from the massive spill that was initially reported to be about 10,000 barrels per day, but the company later revised the number to 5,700 barrels per hour.

A spokesman for the Alberta government said there was no immediate word on the cause of the explosion.

A fire has also been reported in an oil platform owned by Argan, which is owned by the Canadian government.

The Alberta government is trying to identify the source of the fire.

“As we learn more, we will have more information on what happened,” said spokesman Michael Leblanc.

He added that the Canadian Oil Pipeline Safety Board was also notified of the incident.

A total of 17 people were injured in the explosion, which happened about 10 a.m.

ET on the Argan platform.

The cause of last week’s spill, which was not linked to oil, was not immediately clear.

The accident occurred just days after the federal government approved a pipeline expansion to the Canadian oil sands, and just days before President Donald Trump took office.

Trump announced the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline extension on Wednesday, the second of the TransCanada Corp. and Canadian oil companies to receive federal approval for oil pipelines.

The expansion would be the largest pipeline project in U.S. history, transporting crude from Alberta to the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Trump also signed an executive order directing U.s. oil companies, including Enbridge Inc., to begin drilling on the Trans-Canada Line, a key part of his strategy to make the U. S. more energy independent.

The Keystone XL project has been opposed by the environmental community.

In a letter to Trump earlier this week, environmental groups called the pipeline an “unprecedented” and “dangerous” project.

“It would undermine the rights of Indigenous peoples to an oil and gas future,” said Sarah Moberg, the executive director of the environmental advocacy group Oil Change International.

The pipeline’s expansion has been delayed by federal approval delays and an environmental review by the U,S.

Army Corps of Engineers.

The agency is reviewing the environmental impact of the pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which also has its own pipeline that runs through North Dakota.

It is unclear if the oil rig was damaged in the blast.

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