Federal regulators on Friday issued a final rule that would allow the bulk transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in specialized rail tank cars in what could prove a boon for small-scale projects across the United States.
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has warned that public safety is at risk if a proposed rule to allow shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) on U.S. railroads goes ahead without further study.
A rail tank oil transport bill making its way through the Washington legislature is stirring anxiety 1,200 miles to the east in the Bakken Shale and has captured the attention of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), which wants to modify it.
The Alberta government announced a C$3.7 billion ($2.8 billion) commitment Tuesday to lease 4,400 railway tank cars as a three-year substitute for delayed oil pipeline projects.
Canadian supply gluts and price slumps, attributed by many to obstructed oil pipeline projects, prompted appeals for help Wednesday to the country’s railways and the federal government.
A requirement implemented by the Obama administration that mandated a special braking system on oil-by-rail shipments has been dropped by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Crude-by-rail as a transportation option could reduce the regulatory and political push back to building pipelines for U.S.-produced oil, according to a study by University of Chicago (UC) researchers.
Mexico is fast becoming a large importer of refined fuels from north of the border. So much so that rail and port energy infrastructure is woefully behind the times.
A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc said a proposed rail spur to deliver crude oil from the Bakken Shale to a refinery in Washington state is currently uneconomical. It has suspended the project.