Bakken Oil News

Finger-Pointing at Closed-Door Meeting

Finger-Pointing at Closed-Door Meeting

January 16, 2014 | AP – Matthew Brown | Oil and railroad executives met in Washington, D.C. last week with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Although the meeting was closed-door, this article mentions finger-pointing going on between railroad and oil executives. Oil executives blame the railroads for rail line deficiencies while the railroads blame the oil […]

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Train shipments of crude oil projected to double in 2014

Train shipments of crude oil projected to double in 2014

January 8, 2014 | Bloomberg News | “Train shipments of crude pumped in Western Canada and the U.S. Midwest are projected to double to 2 million barrels a day in the next year, up from 1 million a day in the first nine months of 2013. U.S. government data show that as oil output has […]

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Wyoming could see more crude-by-rail shipments in the future

Wyoming could see more crude-by-rail shipments in the future

January 6, 2014 | Wyoming Public Media | Despite recent accidents with shipment of crude oil by rail, including a derailment and explosion in North Dakota on Monday, industry analysts say it will continue to be a popular mode of moving oil out of the Bakken. [Read the complete article here.]

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PHMSA Issues Alert About Bakken Oil’s Flammability

PHMSA Issues Alert About Bakken Oil’s Flammability

January 3, 2014 | OH&S | The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a new safety alert to notify the public, emergency responders, and shippers and carriers that several 2013 fiery derailments indicate the crude oil being transported from the Bakken region may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude oil. The […]

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Moving Crude Oil-by-Rail: Impacts to Spokane and Beyond

Moving Crude Oil-by-Rail: Impacts to Spokane and Beyond

December 10, 2013 | Huffington Post | It’s amazing to think of the railroad legacy of Spokane, Washington and to see it all come to this; a means to a very dirty, costly, dangerous, unhealthy and climate-cooking end. On December 11th, for the third time in barely over a year, Spokane will host a forum […]

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Oil Trains Rumble Into Philly, Bringing Dakota Crude, Jobs And Safety Concerns

Oil Trains Rumble Into Philly, Bringing Dakota Crude, Jobs And Safety Concerns

September 19, 2013 | StateImpact.npr.org | Robert King remembers the very first time he saw an oil train. “It was April 14, 2013.” King, a 17-year-old Philadelphian, is a “railfan,” the name for members of a worldwide community of passionate, or some might say obsessive, train buffs. On that day, King and railfans from the […]

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Wayzata firm to expand N.D. rail terminal for Bakken crude oil

Wayzata firm to expand N.D. rail terminal for Bakken crude oil

March 15, 2013 | Star Tribune |To keep up with booming shipments of crude oil by railroad, Wayzata-based Dakota Plains Holdings Inc. said Friday it has begun a $50 million expansion of its crude oil loading facility in New Town, N.D., to rapidly load trains of up to 120 tank cars. The project, undertaken with […]

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