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Column: Sympathy for the devil?

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — It may seem strange to work up much sympathy for a booming industry that killed 47 people while virtually leveling their Quebec town last year and later touched off a giant fireball over Casselton, N.D., on the Minnesota border, but that…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Sympathy for the devil?

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — It may seem strange to work up much sympathy for a booming industry that killed 47 people while virtually leveling their Quebec town last year and later touched off a giant fireball over Casselton, N.D., on the Minnesota border, but that…continue reading on dglobe.com

Kemp: Next energy revolution will be on roads and railroads

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

LONDON — From modest beginnings in the Barnett shale beneath the city of Fort Worth, unnoticed by most energy analysts, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing spread across North America and transformed all aspects of the energy landscape in …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

After oil, natural gas may be next on North American rails

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — As politicians debate the dangers of a massive increase in oil carried by rail in North America, railroads and energy producers are considering the same for natural gas.

Buoyed by the unexpected success of crude by rail, companies are…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

After oil, natural gas may be next on North American rails

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — As politicians debate the dangers of a massive increase in oil carried by rail in North America, railroads and energy producers are considering the same for natural gas.

Buoyed by the unexpected success of crude by rail, companies are…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BNSF behind schedule: Grain cars from ND delayed almost a month

May 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota’s lone U.S. representative has released a BNSF Railway report that says rail cars carrying grain from North Dakota are almost a month behind schedule.
The report, dated May 2, indicates 15,846 cars were running on average 26.6 days la…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

Peterson: Railroads have a strong legacy in ND

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

My grandfather’s values included family, North Dakota and “railroading,” as he liked to call it.
He worked on the Great Northern Railway for 57 years and he never let anyone forget it. He died just a few weeks shy of his 97th birthday and talk…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BNSF to take bids to buy up to 5,000 safer oil railcars

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BNSF Railway plans to buy its own fleet of up to 5,000 new crude oil tank cars with safety features that exceed the latest industry standards, the company, a unit of investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, said on Thursday.

The unusual ste…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Congress to investigate rail safety

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns.
A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while one in the House will be Feb. 26.
Trains hauling…continue reading on dglobe.com