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U.S. Sens. Pushing Fast-Track For Oil Rail Car Phase-Out

A group of U.S. Senate Democrats have introduced a bill that would accelerate the phase-out of older rail cars that transport crude oil by incentivizing the process with a tax credit for companies that make upgrades.

May 5, 2015

U.S. Sens. Pushing Fast-Track For Oil Rail Car Phase-Out

A group of U.S. Senate Democrats have introduced a bill that would accelerate the phase-out of older rail cars that transport crude oil by incentivizing the process with a tax credit for companies that make upgrades.

May 5, 2015
EIA Crude Rail Stats Deconstructed; North Dakota Adds Inspectors

EIA Crude Rail Stats Deconstructed; North Dakota Adds Inspectors

The transportation of more crude oil by rail nationwide continues to draw attention, which likely will continue, according to both…

April 30, 2015
EIA Crude Rail Stats Deconstructed; North Dakota Adds Inspectors

EIA Crude Rail Stats Deconstructed; North Dakota Adds Inspectors

The transportation of more crude oil by rail nationwide continues to draw attention, which likely will continue, according to both the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and North Dakota legislators.

April 30, 2015

DOT Sets Emergency Rules on Crude by Rail

With another major derailment of crude oil bearing railroad cars last month in Illinois, the U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday issued an emergency order requiring crude and other flammable liquids hauling trains to slow down when passing through urban areas, along with other safety measures.

April 20, 2015

DOT Sets Emergency Rules on Crude by Rail

With another major derailment of crude oil bearing railroad cars last month in Illinois (see Shale Daily,March 6), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday issued an emergency order requiring crude and other flammable liquids hauling trains to slow down when passing through urban areas, along with other safety measures.

April 20, 2015
Interest Growing in Transporting LNG by Rail

Interest Growing in Transporting LNG by Rail

While regulators and lawmakers wrangle with safety standards for shipping crude oil by rail, interest is growing in shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail as well.

March 26, 2015

Crude-by-Rail Here to Stay, IHS Energy Report Says

Crude oil shipments by railroads are expected to peak at about 1.5 million b/d in 2015-2016 and remain an important part of the transportation options for years to come, according to a report by IHS Energy, “Crude by Rail: The New Logistics of Tight Oil and Oil Sands Growth.”

December 16, 2014

Canada Bans Thousands of Old Crude Rail Tank Cars

While it has a phase-out process running into 2017 for old (DOT-111) rail tank cars that carry crude oil, Canada’s Transport Department (CTD) has accelerated the process by banning nearly 3,000 of the older model cars from carrying “dangerous goods” throughout the nation.

December 5, 2014
Barges Delivering More Bakken Crude to California Than Rail, Says State

Barges Delivering More Bakken Crude to California Than Rail, Says State

Concern about crude oil rail accidents has drawn the attention of regulators and the public, but more Bakken Shale crude oil today is, for the first time, being transported into California via barge, according to the California Energy Commission (CEC).

November 6, 2014