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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

Rail shippers have questions about classifying crude

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BERTHOLD — All crude is not created equal — and the task of classifying oil when it’s loaded into railcars has some gray areas.
As federal inspectors investigate whether Bakken crude is properly classified at rail-loading facilities in North D…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Tracking oil: Surge in oil production has pushed crude to the rails

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

An oil boom in North Dakota has brought a flood of workers, infrastructure investment and tax revenues.
But as production soared, it became increasingly difficult to move oil out of the region as pipeline capacity lagged behind.
Enter trains.
The …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Tracking oil: Surge in oil production has pushed crude to the rails

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

An oil boom in North Dakota has brought a flood of workers, infrastructure investment and tax revenues.
But as production soared, it became increasingly difficult to move oil out of the region as pipeline capacity lagged behind.
Enter trains.
The …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Preparing for ‘what if’: Some Fargo-area officials say more training needed on train derailments

January 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — In early November, Fargo city officials faced a sobering but hypothetical emergency response drill: What would happen if an oil train derailed in the heart of Fargo?
Following the fiery train derailment and explosion near Casselton on Mond…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Our View: Prosperity from Bakken comes with responsibility

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a safety alert this week on Bakken crude oil, warning emergency responders, the public and others that the light, sweet crude may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude oil.
T…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Our View: Prosperity from Bakken comes with responsibility

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a safety alert this week on Bakken crude oil, warning emergency responders, the public and others that the light, sweet crude may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude oil.
T…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SW North Dakotans not worried about repeat of Casselton

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Bryan Horwath and Katherine Lymn

GLADSTONE — Every time he steps out of his residence, Derrick Voigt has a clear view of the railroad tracks that slice through this small southwest North Dakota town.
Though he lays his head down at night a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SW North Dakotans not worried about repeat of Casselton

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Bryan Horwath and Katherine Lymn

GLADSTONE — Every time he steps out of his residence, Derrick Voigt has a clear view of the railroad tracks that slice through this small southwest North Dakota town.
Though he lays his head down at night a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com