Archive for November, 2014

Train derailment closes Hwy. 90 in Santa Rosa

Train derailment closes Hwy. 90 in Santa Rosa

November 30, 2014 | NWF Daily News| A CSX train derailed near the Santa Rosa Industrial Park in Milton, according to a release from the Santa Rosa County Emergency Management Office. Approximately 20 of the 44 cars were impacted. [Read the entire article here.]  

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No One Hurt After Train Derailment in Mankato

No One Hurt After Train Derailment in Mankato

November 27, 2014 | News 12 | No one was injured after a train derailment in Mankato near Land of Memories Park early this morning. Authorities were called at 2:38 this morning after six cars from Union Pacific and four cars from Canadian Pacific became derailed after the two lines collided. [Read the entire article […]

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Lake Louise train derailment under investigation

Lake Louise train derailment under investigation

November 29, 2014 | CBC News|Investigators are looking into the cause of a train derailment in downtown Lake Louise early Saturday morning. Five empty CP Rail cars went off the track, one of which ended up hanging over the Pipe Stone River. [Read the entire article here.]

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Train derailment likely caused by broken rail

November 26, 2014 | Standard-Times| SAN ANGELO, Texas – Several train cars derailed east of Talpa early Wednesday morning, and no one was injured, said a Texas-Pacífico Transportation LTD spokeswoman said. Officials believe the derailment was caused by a broken rail and not by an operation error by their crews, Liz Grindstaff, vice president of […]

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Train derailment amplifies concerns in canyon

Train derailment amplifies concerns in canyon

November 26, 2014 |Chico Enterprise-Record|BELDEN >> An 11-car train derailment that happened about 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Feather River Canyon wasn’t a particularly big deal, but a Plumas County official said it has to be seen as a reminder of what could happen if train cars loaded with something ugly went off the rails […]

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Enbridge considers oil train line from Cushing

Enbridge considers oil train line from Cushing

November 25, 2014 | Enid News|  CUSHING, Okla. — A company that stores more than 20 million barrels at the Cushing crude oil hub is considering construction of a rail line from the town. The Journal Record newspaper of Oklahoma City reported Tuesday that Enbridge Energy Partners would work with Savage Services to operate a […]

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MnDOT hosts open house on state rail plan, hears concerns on oil-train safety

November 26, 2014 | Winona Daily News | MnDOT officials were in Winona Tuesday night seeking public input as they work on updating a plan for the future of the state’s rail system, a topic of added importance this year as the system grapples with heavy traffic from crude oil coming out of North Dakota. […]

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Gov’t Data Sharpens Focus on Crude-Oil Train Routes

Gov’t Data Sharpens Focus on Crude-Oil Train Routes

November 25, 2014 | Pro Publica| The oil boom underway in North Dakota has delivered jobs to local economies and helped bring the United States to the brink of being a net energy exporter for the first time in generations. But moving that oil to the few refineries with the capacity to process it is […]

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Where Oil and Politics Mix

Where Oil and Politics Mix

November 23, 2014 | NY Times| TIOGA, N.D. — In late June, as black and gold balloons bobbed above black and gold tables with oil-rig centerpieces, the theme song from “Dallas” warmed up the crowd for the “One Million Barrels, One Million Thanks” celebration. North Dakota took on the oversight of a multibillion-dollar oil industry […]

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Utilities Press Railroad to Speed Coal Deliveries

Utilities Press Railroad to Speed Coal Deliveries

November 23, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal| Saying they are running short on coal, electric utilities from Minnesota to Texas are trying to pressure Warren Buffett ’s BNSF Railway Co. to speed up deliveries on its congested tracks before the worst of the winter weather hits. One group of utilities has petitioned federal regulators […]

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