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U.S. Issues Final Rule Authorizing Widespread Transport of LNG by Rail

U.S. Issues Final Rule Authorizing Widespread Transport of LNG by Rail

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.

June 19, 2020

NTSB Sounds Alarm on Proposal to Authorize LNG by Rail Across U.S.

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.

January 15, 2020

PHMSA Proposes Rules for Shipping LNG by Rail

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking establishing a set of regulations for the shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail tanker cars.

October 21, 2019
Washington State’s Oil Transport Bill Causing Heartburn in Bakken

Washington State’s Oil Transport Bill Causing Heartburn in Bakken

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.

April 18, 2019

With Oil Pipelines Delayed, Alberta Leases 4,400 Railway Cars to Move Supply

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.

February 20, 2019

Facing Pipeline Squeeze, Alberta to Form Provincial Rail Fleet to Move More Oil

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.

November 29, 2018
Special Brake Requirement for Crude-by-Rail Nixed by DOT

Special Brake Requirement for Crude-by-Rail Nixed by DOT

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).

September 26, 2018

Crude-by-Rail Adds Costs — But Flexibility — Over Pipes, Says Study

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.

September 28, 2017

Mexico Liquids/Products Transport Holds Opportunities For Rail

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.

January 30, 2017

Shell Suspends Bakken Crude-by-Rail Project For Puget Sound Refinery

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.

October 7, 2016
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