Archive for March, 2014

Oil production on the rebound

Oil production on the rebound

March 13, 2014 | Bismark Tribune | BISMARCK, N.D. _ January oil production in North Dakota increased slightly after a sharp weather-related dropoff the previous month, according to preliminary numbers. The state’s top oil and gas industry regulator said Thursday he expects a gradual increase in production to continue along with a reduction in flaring, […]

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Oil mars Aliceville swampland months after train derailment

Oil mars Aliceville swampland months after train derailment

March 17, 2014 | Tuscaloosanews | ALICEVILLE | Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a West Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes. So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into […]

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Trains Carrying Fracked Oil Spotted In Bay Area

Trains Carrying Fracked Oil Spotted In Bay Area

  March 14, 2014 | KPIX | RICHMOND (KPIX 5) – We have seen how fracked crude oil can explode when trains derail. And Bay Area residents have made it clear that they don’t want them here and several projects to bring in crude by rail are on hold because of it. But KPIX 5 […]

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Crews doing new oil clean-up in Weaver Bottoms

March 13, 2014 | La Crosse Tribune | WINONA, Minn. — Canadian Pacific is working this week to contain spilled crude oil weeping away from railroad tracks in the critically sensitive Weaver Bottoms area. Canadian Pacific spokesman Ed Greenberg said Thursday that in response to finding traces of crude oil outside the tracks, Pinnacle Engineering, […]

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Volatile oil, aging tank cars raise the stakes for rail safety

Volatile oil, aging tank cars raise the stakes for rail safety

March 12, 2014 | MPR News | Every day, as many as 10 oil trains a day leave North Dakota and six to eight travel through Minnesota. They pass through places like Perham, a town of 3,000 about 65 miles southeast of the Fargo-Moorhead area, in the heart of lakes country. The town may be […]

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Oil Train Explosions: The Importance of Removing Volatile Gases – INFOGRAPHIC

Oil Train Explosions: The Importance of Removing Volatile Gases – INFOGRAPHIC

March 13, 2014 | Inside Climate News | About 70 percent of Bakken crude is shipped by rail to refineries in other regions of the country, passing through the heart of urban centers and environmentally sensitive wetlands. Three of those oil trains have exploded in the past year raising questions about the volatility of the […]

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Rail disruption leads La Crosse utility to truck in coal

Rail disruption leads La Crosse utility to truck in coal

March 13, 2014 | La Crosse Tribune | North Dakota grain isn’t the only commodity that has been tied up by a harsh winter and a boom in oil production. For the past three weeks, an average of 30 trucks per day have been hauling coal 75 miles from Genoa to Alma in order to […]

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Albany bars crude processing expansion at port

March 12, 2014 | Bismark Tribune | ALBANY, N.Y. — The expansion of crude oil processing at the Hudson River Port of Albany, which has become a major hub for rail shipments of volatile North Dakota crude to coastal refineries in the last two years, will be halted by a moratorium issued Wednesday by Albany […]

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Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains

Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains

March 12, 2014 | Common Dreams | Last month a small but vocal group gathered on the steps of Seattle’s city hall to demand greater restrictions on the controversial transportation of oil by railway tanker through the Northwest. This was the latest action in the larger movement of opposition to trains carrying fossil fuels through […]

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TSB sends team to investigate train collision, derailment near Mortlach

TSB sends team to investigate train collision, derailment near Mortlach

March 12, 2014 | CTV News | The Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to investigate after a Canadian Pacific freight train derailed in a collision with a semi-trailer near Mortlach. The crash happened Tuesday afternoon at an uncontrolled crossing on grid road 627, about five kilometres west of the southern Saskatchewan village. RCMP […]

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