Archive for October, 2014

Coal Train Derails Near Waco

Coal Train Derails Near Waco

October 19, 2014 | KLKN TV| Burlington Northern Santa Fe representatives say a train derailed near Waco early Sunday morning. A BNSF spokesperson says 28 cars from an eastbound loaded coal train derailed, 27 of which landed on their side. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. and caused Strickler Street in Waco to be momentarily […]

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Oil slump means canceled projects as investment declines

Oil slump means canceled projects as investment declines

October 16, 2014 | Fuel Fix | The global crash in crude prices is reverberating through the oil and gas industry, pressuring producers to curtail investment to protect profits and avoid cuts to dividend payments. Projects in the Canadian oil sands, offshore fields in Norway and drilling-intensive U.S. shale deposits are among the most vulnerable […]

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Freight Train Collides With Passenger Train, Multiple Injuries

Freight Train Collides With Passenger Train, Multiple Injuries

October 16, 2014 | NWA|UPDATE 3:24PM: Hospitals all over NWA have taken in patients from Thursdays train accident.  Washington Regional has treated a total of 14 people. Five patients are being treated in trauma care. [Read the entire article here.]

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Crude oil train disclosures raise risk of attack, regulators told

October 16, 2014 | McClatchy DC|Information about rail shipments of crude oil should be kept secret because of potential threats from foreign terrorists and environmental extremists, two rail industry trade groups argued to federal regulators in an August document that was made public this week. [Read the entire article here.]

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Even as derailments decline, pressure on the rail industry rises

Even as derailments decline, pressure on the rail industry rises

October 16, 2014 | Omaha.com| The pictures were impossible to ignore: crumpled rail cars jigsawed in on one another at a road crossing in a small American town. The derailment of a Union Pacific train in Mer Rouge, Louisiana, this month was just one of the latest to hit the U.S. rail industry; the engineer […]

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Rail Link Worker Has Bad Day, Steals Train, Faces Prison  Read More: Rail Link Worker Has Bad Day, Steals Train, Faces Prison

Rail Link Worker Has Bad Day, Steals Train, Faces Prison Read More: Rail Link Worker Has Bad Day, Steals Train, Faces Prison

October 13, 2014 | K2 Radio | Derek Skyler Brux was having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day on Thursday. Then he stole a train. Brux received a call from his immediate supervisor at Rail Link where he worked as a utility coal operator for three years at the North Antelope Rochelle Mine. […]

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Railways Enlist Lumberyards in U.S. Oil-Train Speed Fight

October 15, 2014| Bloomberg News | U.S. railroads are rallying customers, including lumber and steel executives, to fight a government safety proposal to slow trains hauling another commodity: crude oil. More than a dozen companies and business groups, urged by railroads including Union Pacific Corp. (UNP), are warning regulators that cutting speeds to 40 miles […]

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Dropping oil prices could threaten U.S. fracking boom

Dropping oil prices could threaten U.S. fracking boom

October 13, 2014 | McClatchy DC | WASHINGTON — Oil prices continued to collapse Monday and are getting closer to levels that could dampen the U.S. energy boom. West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark, traded below $85 a barrel on Monday and has plummeted by more than 20 percent from this summer. [Read the […]

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Feds Weigh New Oil Train Rules

Feds Weigh New Oil Train Rules

October 12, 2014 | Flathead Beacon | Federal officials are jumping headfirst into more than 2,000 comments submitted about a series of proposed regulations to safeguard the movement of crude oil by rail. The rules, proposed earlier this year by the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration, call for phasing out the […]

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Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

October 13,2014| NPR | Once a day, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields rumbles through Bismarck, N.D., just a stone’s throw from a downtown park. The Bakken fields produce more than 1 million barrels of oil a day, making the state the nation’s second-largest oil producer after Texas. But a […]

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