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Canada's Imperial Oil posts quarterly loss on impairment charges

Feb 2 (Reuters) - Imperial Oil Ltd, one of Canada’s biggest crude producers and refiners, on Tuesday swung to a quarterly loss, hit by impairment charges of C$1.17 billion ($913.35 million)related to abandoned assets in Alberta.

The Calgary, Alberta-based company posted a loss of C$1.15 billion, or C$1.56 per share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from a profit of C$3 million, or breakeven per share, in the third quarter. ($1 = 1.2810 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Rithika Krishna, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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