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Source: BNSF puts halt on adding oil cars

November 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — BNSF Railroad, the Warren Buffett-owned company that has benefited most from the North Dakota shale boom, has told some customers that they cannot add new oil tank cars to its system until next year, according to two people familiar with…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Peterson, Sinner talk grain train delays

August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

CAVALIER, N.D. — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and George Sinner know about the problem.

They’ve heard from plenty of farmers about rail shipment delays. What’s harder to grasp is an immediate solution.
Sinner and Peterson heard from farmers, r…continue reading on dglobe.com

Boeing 737 fuselages damaged in Montana train derailment

July 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

SEATTLE — A train derailment in Montana this week damaged a shipment of jetliner fuselages and other large parts on its way to Boeing Co. factories in Washington state from Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing officials said on Saturday.
It was not yet know…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

North Dakota resisting BNSF push to keep oil-by-rail volume secret

June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — BNSF Railway, the nation’s main mover of crude oil by rail, has pressured North Dakota and other states to sign confidentiality agreements barring public release of estimates of how much Bakken crude they move and where — a new requi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Firefighters prepare for the worst

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Each day, some 600 oil-tanker cars pass through Crookston, Minn., on their way west to North Dakota’s Oil Patch, and, even though their tanks are empty, Fire Chief Tim Froeber said he isn’t any less worried about them than if their tanks were ful…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rules of the rail: Railroads ordered to send Bakken crude estimates to states

May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Railroads that move Bakken crude will be required to inform states how much oil moves through their borders under an emergency order published Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Citing the “pattern of releases and f…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rules of the rail: Railroads ordered to send Bakken crude estimates to states

May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Railroads that move Bakken crude will be required to inform states how much oil moves through their borders under an emergency order published Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Citing the “pattern of releases and f…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

All-in moment for Warren Buffett: As billionaire praises his BNSF, customers rail against delays

May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — When American investor Warren Buffett addresses Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders at the conglomerate’s annual meeting on Saturday, he is sure to laud the impressive growth of BNSF Railroad, his company’s largest-ever acquisition.
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Hwy. 1804 to close west of Trenton

April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

TRENTON — The North Dakota Department of Transportation will temporarily close Highway 1804 about 4 miles west of Trenton, according to a press release.
The highway will close Tuesday at noon so BNSF Railway crews can install a new railroad crossi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Federal board orders fertilizer delivery plans

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

A federal regulatory agency on Tuesday ordered two major railroads to report their plans to ensure fertilizer shipments for spring planting.
The Surface Transportation Board is requiring BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway to present their pla…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com