Archive for April, 2014

Update: Train Derailment in Downtown Lynchburg

April 30, 2014 | Lynchburg officials are reporting that between 12-14 CSX tank cars carrying crude oil were involved in the train derailment in Downtown Lynchburg causing extensive flames and dense black smoke. People in the general area have been evacuated, and both motorists and pedestrians are being cautioned to avoid the area until further […]

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BREAKING NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Train Has Derailed in Lynchburg

BREAKING NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Train Has Derailed in Lynchburg

April 30, 2014 | WSET-TV | Confirmed train derailment, DOT-111’s carrying crude oil. Details to follow. 12-14 cars derailed. [Watch Live HERE.]

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Emergency crews on scene of train derailment, bridge collapse near Moncks Corner

WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather   April 28, 2014 | WTOC | MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) -Emergency officials are at the scene of a train derailment and bridge collapse in the area of Highway 52 near Moncks Corner. Berkeley County Rescue Squad spokesman Bill Salisbury reported that several cars derailed from the train below […]

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Storms may be to blame for train derailment

April 28, 2014 | HOI-19 TV | LAURA, Ill. — High winds were most likely the cause of a train derailment in Laura, Illinois. Over forty rail cars were taken off the tracks shortly after 5:00 pm Monday night. [Read the entire article here.]

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Pick Your Poison For Crude — Pipeline, Rail, Truck Or Boat

April 26, 2014 | Forbes | Crude oil is moving around the world, around our country, around pristine wilderness, around our cities and towns. It’s going to keep moving, will undoubtedly increase during our new energy boom, so what is the safest way to move it? The short answer is: truck worse than train worse […]

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ND man invents new foam cannon

ND man invents new foam cannon

April 28, 2014 | Bakken Today |MEDINA, N.D. – An inventor working out of Medina has applied for a patent and successfully test-fired firefighting equipment he built in response to two catastrophic oil train derailments last year. Darrell Graf, a former Medina police chief who has more than 40 years of experience as a firefighter […]

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Oil Train Shipments in Montana Raise Concern

April 26, 2014 | Flathead Beacon | MISSOULA β€” With scrutiny growing about the safety of moving crude oil by rail, western Montana residents wonder how increased shipments will be kept safe along sensitive places like the border of Glacier National Park. The Canadian government on Wednesday ordered the removal of 5,000 oil tank cars […]

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Crude-by-rail forecast shows steady growth in Bakken, western Canada

April 24, 2014 | Progressive Railroading | PLG Consulting recently introduced a detailed forecasting service for North American crude-by-rail volume through 2018. Based on 11 key interrelated variables, the firm has created a base forecast that includes high and low case scenarios to assess upcoming changes in the American and Canadian unconventional oil supply chain. […]

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Federal Transportation secretary discusses rail safety efforts

Federal Transportation secretary discusses rail safety efforts

April 25, 2014 | Bismark Tribune | CASSELTON, N.D. β€” The head of the U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday during his visit to the site of a fiery oil train derailment in North Dakota that his office plans next week to outline options for enhancing tank car standards. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the […]

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Oil industry scrambles to retrofit rail cars

April 25, 2014 | globeandmail.com | OTTAWA and TORONTO — Oil producers in Canada and the United States could see their plans for aggressive expansion of crude-by-rail short-circuited if American regulators follow Ottawa’s lead and force the industry to retire or retrofit tank cars built before 2011. Industry officials warn that the railway supply industry […]

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