Recently released disclosures from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) show dozens of trains carry millions of gallons of mostly Bakken and Canadian crude oil through the state each week toward refineries on the East Coast. PEMA was ordered to release the documents by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records after it found the information included in them was not confidential or proprietary (see Shale Daily, Oct. 6). The state's leading rail companies, Norfolk Southern Railway Co. and CSX Transportation Inc., run a combined total of up to 75 crude trains through Pennsylvania each week, which comes as no surprise given the visibility of the marked tanker cars running through cities such as Pittsburgh as they enter the western part of the state heading east. The reports show that the trains carry a minimum of one million gallons of crude oil each.
Senior Editor | Pittsburgh, PA Jamison Cocklin joined the staff of NGI in November 2013. Prior to that he worked as business and energy reporter at the Youngstown Vindicator, covering the regional economy and the Utica Shale play. He also served as a city reporter at the Bangor Daily News and did freelance work for the Associated Press. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from the University of Maine. email@example.com
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