Recently elected Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian took his oath of office Monday. “It is a tremendous honor and responsibility to serve the state of Texas in this capacity,” he said. “I look forward to ensuring the Texas Railroad Commission continues its 125-year legacy of encouraging responsible energy production and creating jobs.” He joins Chairman Christi Craddick and Commissioner Ryan Sitton as the third member of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
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The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) opposes rail shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Alaska, and now it’s suing to learn more details about the practices after its requests for information were rebuffed by the Federal Railroad Administration, it said.
The Alaska Railroad plans to begin a demonstration of containerized liquefied natural gas (LNG) rail shipment on Tuesday (Sept. 27). Intermodal LNG tanks will be shipped from Southcentral Alaska to the Interior during a month-long project, making the railroad the first in the country to carry LNG.
Nearly one-dozen candidates plan to compete for the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) seat being vacated by current Chairman David Porter.
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.
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.
Mayors from five cities across the country are joining calls for greater regulatory oversight of the nation’s railways, following a spate of accidents in Canada and the U.S. involving train cars carrying crude oil.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to update regulations and require operators that use tank cars to transport flammable liquids — including crude oil and ethanol — to retrofit or phase-out older models and build new cars with more stringent standards.