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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

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

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

Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars full of oil exploded here.
Heller stops her car farther back from the train tracks now, cringing as she wat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars full of oil exploded here.
Heller stops her car farther back from the train tracks now, cringing as she wat…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