BNSF Railway plans to buy its own fleet of up to 5,000 new crude oil tank cars with safety features that exceed the latest industry standards.» Read More
JACKSON, Miss., Jan 31- A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying fuel oil and other hazardous materials derailed and was leaking in southeast Mississippi on Friday, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents, officials said.
JACKSON, Miss., Jan 31- A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying fuel oil and other hazardous materials derailed and was leaking in southeast Mississippi on Friday morning, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents, officials said.
Last year they ferried more than 780,000 barrels of oil a day, or about 10 percent of U.S. production, according to the Association of American Railroads. The cars are more likely to spill their hazardous cargo and catch fire, according to documents dating back to the early 1990 s, when the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board noted their repeated failure.
WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The energy boom of the last decade that has boosted oil and gas production in the United States has outpaced the development of critical infrastructure to transport the raw and refined materials, U.S.
WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The decision whether to eliminate a 40- year-old ban on most U.S. crude oil exports should hinge on whether it would lead to higher domestic retail gasoline prices, Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, said on Thursday.
LONDON, Jan 30- Cutting the cost of everything from salaries and steel pipes to seismic surveys and drilling equipment is the central challenge for the oil and gas industry over the next five years.
Jan 29- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered state agencies to review and update emergency response plans for rail shipments of crude oil that pass through the state in the wake of recent derailments out of North Dakota's energy patch.
TORONTO, Jan 29- Mile-long trains carrying crude oil will likely keep chugging through North American cities even after a string of fiery disasters spurred safety officials to urge that railways send risky cargo along less populated routes.
In his fifth State of the Union address, Obama highlighted several new and existing measures to expand clean energy production, chiefly by using executive powers that are not dependent on action by a divided Congress.
The Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank founded by John Podesta, who is now a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, issued a policy brief ahead of the Senate energy committee hearing on Thursday.
Washington will confront the subject on Thursday at a Senate Energy Committee hearing entitled, "The opportunities and challenges associated with lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports."
Senators urged President Barack Obama on Friday to end delays and approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline that would connect Canada's tar sands with refiners at the Gulf of Mexico.
OTTAWA, Jan 23- North American regulators should phase out the type of rail car involved in last July's deadly Lac-Megantic crash "sooner rather than later," Canadian investigators said on Thursday, urging the United States and Canada to impose tougher standards swiftly.
OTTAWA, Jan 23- The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will recommend sturdier tank cars for carrying crude oil by rail, after examining the July 6 derailment at Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people, the Globe and Mail said on Thursday.
Newer cars feature thicker steel and protective plates and fixtures, but the U.S. Department of Transportation has so far allowed older cars to stay in circulation, even as the Association of American Railroads has called for their "aggressive" retrofitting.
NEW YORK, Jan 21- A month after a train carrying crude oil burst into flames on the North Dakota plains, Governor Jack Dalrymple said on Tuesday that new railcar safety standards were needed immediately, not next year, and he blamed federal officials for delaying regulations.
NEW YORK, Jan 21- Provisional safety standards for railcars carrying crude oil are needed as soon as possible, not next year as the U.S. Department of Transportation expects, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple said in an interview on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Jan 17- A handful of energy firms are rushing their rigs to several counties in southern Oklahoma, convinced they've found the next shale play to expand America's oil boom. Oil rigs in Oklahoma jumped 17 last week to 155, according to Baker Hughes, the biggest one-week increase in three years.
WASHINGTON, Jan 16- Rail operators may route some fuel shipments around urban areas and slow down trains carrying some dangerous deliveries in the wake of a recent spate of fiery derailments, the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Jan 15- Negotiations in Congress on the long overdue U.S. farm bill could be completed this week after progress was stalled by a disagreement over a dairy price support program, a senator said on Wednesday.