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Study of oil from deadly derailment points to Bakken crude’s volatility; more research is on the way

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — On July 6 last year, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in Quebec. It rolled backward down the hill, derailing and crashing into a small town, with railcars burstin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Study of oil from deadly derailment points to Bakken crude’s volatility; more research is on the way

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — On July 6 last year, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in Quebec. It rolled backward down the hill, derailing and crashing into a small town, with railcars burstin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Quebec-like tragedy unlikely in southwest ND

July 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Could an oil-fueled train explosion like the one last weekend in eastern Canada happen in Dickinson? Continue Reading

Fire was doused on train before it smashed into Quebec town

July 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec – A driverless, runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of a small Quebec town started rumbling down an empty track just minutes after a fire crew had extinguished a blaze in one of its parked locomotives, an eyewitness said on Monday. Continue Reading

Analysis: Quebec rail disaster shines critical light on oil-by-rail boom

July 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The deadly train derailment in Quebec this weekend is set to bring intense scrutiny to the dramatic growth in North America of shipping crude oil by rail, a century-old practice unexpectedly revived by the surge in shale oil production. Continue Reading

Quebec City to break ground on new NHL style arena in mid September

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume announced Sunday the $400-million arena will hold about 18,000 people, saying it would be comparable to a facility built for the league’s Pittsburgh Penguins a year ago. Continue Reading

New Catholic church ad urges prayer for Montreal Canadians’ spot in NHL playoffs

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The ad shows the National Hockey League Eastern Conference standings with every team listed except the Canadiens. In eighth place, the final playoff spot, it simply says, “Let Us Pray.” Continue Reading