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Other views: Stamp ‘Denied’ on oil trains’ secrecy requests

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Fewer people would die on American highways if the U.S. government reimposed its nationwide 55 mph speed limit. But there’s no move in Congress to do so; and if anything, the trend among states is in the other direction. (On July 1, the speed limit…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

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.
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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.
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Trail of error: Feds have found 721 violations on BNSF tracks in ND since 2006

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF Railway in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration.
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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

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