Archive for March, 2015

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil by Rail Now Online!

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil by Rail Now Online!

March 31, 2015 | EIA website |For the first time, EIA is providing monthly data on rail movements of crude oil, which have significantly increased over the past five years. The new data on crude-by-rail (CBR) movements are integrated with EIA’s existing monthly petroleum supply statistics, which already include movements by pipeline, tanker, and barge. […]

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Critics press ND to make Bakken oil safer, despite costs

Critics press ND to make Bakken oil safer, despite costs

March 30, 2015 | MPR News| North Dakota environmentalists want oil companies to reduce volatile gasses in Bakken crude. Regulators, however, say they’re taking a different tack that’s cheaper for the industry and still improves safety. The gasses remain a flashpoint for producers, environmental and safety groups concerned about transporting the highly flammable Bakken crude. […]

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Frac sand exec to slumping oil producers: You’re not going to drill your way out of this

Frac sand exec to slumping oil producers: You’re not going to drill your way out of this

March 30, 2015 | Fuel Fix |HOUSTON – The message that a scientific approach should trump the all-out wildcatting of the fading shale boom is echoing through more corridors of the energy industry. But oil producers may not want to hear it. [Read the entire article here.]

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2 tank cars derail at CSX yards in Minoa

2 tank cars derail at CSX yards in Minoa

March 30, 2015 | CNY Central | SX says there were no spills, after two tanker cars derailed in the train yards in Minoa early Saturday morning. [Read the entire article here.]

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Railroad wants to talk in private to fire chiefs about oil cars

Railroad wants to talk in private to fire chiefs about oil cars

March 30, 2015 | Seattle PI |The BNSF Railroad has pumped cold water on Washington Fire Chiefs request that it hand over worst-case scenarios and comprehensive emergency response plans for dealing with an oil train accident. [Read the entire article here.]  

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Crews working on train derailment in Chippewa Co.

March 30, 2015 | WEAU| BLOOMER, Wis. (WEAU)– Crews are working to clean up the site of a train derailment in Chippewa County. It happened just north of Highway 64. Witnesses say the cars derailed Saturday afternoon, north of Bloomer. [Read the entire article here.]

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Oil Train Safety Off Track

Oil Train Safety Off Track

March 30, 2015 | Living On Earth | In the past five weeks, there have been 5 oil train derailments resulting in large fireballs, and more oil was spilled in 2014 than in the last 38 years combined. Steve Kretzmann, Director and Founder of Oil Change International, and Sarah Feinberg, Acting Administrator of the Federal […]

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From Washington state to D.C., fears of oil train risks on rise

From Washington state to D.C., fears of oil train risks on rise

March 29, 2015 | Missoulian | Exploding oil trains are a hot topic in the United States and Canada, spurred by a recent spate of accidents and a prediction by the U.S. Department of Transportation last year that there are many more to come – 10 a year over the next two decades. [Read the […]

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BNSF trains slow down: Railway announces plans to improve safety measures for oil shipments

BNSF trains slow down: Railway announces plans to improve safety measures for oil shipments

March 29, 2015 | Dickonson Press| BISMARCK — One of the top rail companies in the U.S. has announced steps to improve rail safety in North Dakota. BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose outlined plans recently with Gov. Jack Dalrymple to implement additional measures throughout the company’s national rail system. BNSF also informed its customers […]

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Marietta man, 85, in critical condition after collision with northbound oil train

Marietta man, 85, in critical condition after collision with northbound oil train

March 28, 2015 | Lancaster Online| An 85-year-old man is in critical condition after his pickup truck was struck by an empty oil train Friday in Bainbridge. Clark “Red” Arnold, of Marietta, was trapped in the truck after he apparently stopped his vehicle in the train’s path. [Read the entire article here.]  

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