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The great condensate con: Is the oil glut just about oil?

January 17, 2015 | Resource Insights | My favorite Texas oilman Jeffrey Brown is at it again. In a recent email he’s pointing out to everyone who will listen that the supposed oversupply of crude oil isn’t quite what it seems. Yes, there is a large overhang of excess oil in the market. But how […]

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Crude by rail down, but officials still bracing for danger on tracks

Crude by rail down, but officials still bracing for danger on tracks

January 12, 2016 | The News and Advance| Bakken crude oil shipments by rail have fallen with oil prices, but danger along Virginia’s rails has not gone away, members of the Railroad Safety and Security Task Force said. The task force called by Governor Terry McAuliffe after the CSX Transportation Inc. train derailed in downtown […]

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Historic Trial Lets Activists Who Blocked Oil Train Cite Climate Change Threat in Their Defense

Historic Trial Lets Activists Who Blocked Oil Train Cite Climate Change Threat in Their Defense

January 13, 2016 | Alternet | Five climate justice activists went on trial in Washington state Monday for tying themselves to a 25-foot tripod structure to block a mile-long oil train. The protesters, members of the activist group Rising Tide Seattle, demanded a halt of shipments of fossil fuels through the Northwest following a string […]

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Oil trains sidelined by deepening slump in US shale

Oil trains sidelined by deepening slump in US shale

January 11, 2015 | Financial Times |High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ff7d4f20-b64d-11e5-8358-9a82b43f6b2f.html#ixzz3xAIU5tjz The amount of oil hauled on US railways has declined […]

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Members of oil train blockade to appear in Lynnwood court Monday

Members of oil train blockade to appear in Lynnwood court Monday

January 10, 2015 | My Edmonds News| They are Mike LaPointe, Patrick Mazza, Jackie Minchew, Liz Spoerri and Abby Brockway, and they call themselves the “Delta 5.” They will appear before Judge Anthony Howard in Lynnwood’s Snohomish County South District Court at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11. The five face charges of trespass and blocking […]

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Harvard law clinic joins Albany County in oil train challenge

January 10, 2015 | Times Union|Lawyers and students from Harvard Law School will help Albany County make its case in a lawsuit that claims a new federal rules on oil train safety are not strict enough, County Executive Daniel McCoy said Thursday. The school’s Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic will help the county draft […]

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N.D. oil trains shift route back to northeast Minneapolis tracks, BNSF reports

N.D. oil trains shift route back to northeast Minneapolis tracks, BNSF reports

January 10, 2015 | Star Tribune|Most of the North Dakota crude oil trains crossing Minnesota no longer pass through west metro suburbs and downtown Minneapolis, according to a railroad route update. BNSF Railway, the largest Bakken oil hauler, notified Minnesota officials in December that it has shifted crude-by-rail traffic back to its usual route via […]

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CFD: Powder from derailed train not hazardous

CFD: Powder from derailed train not hazardous

January 10, 2015 | COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus fire crews responded to a train derailment on the city’s south side just after 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The reported derailment happened near the intersection of Parsons Avenue and Dering Ave. Battalion Chief Tracy Smith said fire crews noticed white powder spilling from the cars, but determined it […]

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Attica train derailment under investigation

Attica train derailment under investigation

January 4, 2016 | WLFI| ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI) — A seven grain car train derailed off a Norfolk Southern train while passing through Attica Saturday night. Three of the cars remained up right and four fell off to the side pulling part off the track. The derailment is currently under investigation. Norfolk Southern public relations […]

By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

19 N.Y. communities get foamers to fight crude oil rail fires

January 4, 2015 | Ohio.com|ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The federal government is giving 19 New York communities located along major rail lines an extra dose of security. Emergency response trailers equipped with a foam substance that firefighters and hazardous materials teams can use to suppress fires caused by oil or other flammable liquids are being […]

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