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Search is on for rail congestion cure

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly eve…continue reading on dglobe.com

U.S. moves to enhance safety of oil-by-rail shipments

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in a move that could impact railroads, drillers, refiners and railcar makers amid an energy b…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. oil and rail sector agree on train tanker safety

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the U.S. energy and rail sectors have agreed to toughen tanker cars for future oil train cargo and to a schedule to retire older model cars that regulators have deemed unsafe, said two industry sources familiar with the plan….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Train carrying crude derails in Virginia, bursts into flame

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – A CSX Corp. train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday, with several tank cars spilling oil into the nearby James River, city officials said.

A spokeswoman said several train cars de…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

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

Regulator: Oil sector withholding info on rail cargoes

March 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. transport regulators on Friday scolded the oil industry for not sharing important information on the kinds of rail shipments that have been involved in a number of fiery train derailments.
The American Petroleum Institute, a trad…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Feds push proper testing of crude oil for shipment: PHMSA conducting outreach workshops in North Dakota

February 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — Federal officials emphasized the importance of testing crude oil Wednesday during a workshop here, while investigators from the same agency continue inspections to determine if Bakken crude oil is being properly classified.
The Pipeline &a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Feds push proper testing of crude oil for shipment: PHMSA conducting outreach workshops in North Dakota

February 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — Federal officials emphasized the importance of testing crude oil Wednesday during a workshop here, while investigators from the same agency continue inspections to determine if Bakken crude oil is being properly classified.
The Pipeline &a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

More oil leaving Superior by rail

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

SUPERIOR, Wis. — It’s just a small piece of the North American oil bonanza pie, but Wisconsin’s only refinery quietly is moving more oil by rail.
In 2012, Calumet Superior LLC built a $10 million train-loading oil terminal across the street fr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com